Biomedical Engineering Master of Engineering (M.E.) – Biomedical Engineering Specialization

Career Opportunities

Industries that offer career opportunities for biomedical engineers

Trained biomedical engineers use their expertise in engineering, biology, medicine, and related fields to develop and apply cross-disciplinary skills to solve complex problems and improve health care technology from diagnostics to treatment.

Graduates from our program may be interested in pursuing careers in a wide range of industries, such as:

  • Pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing
  • Biological product manufacturing
  • Electromedical and electrotherapeutic apparatus manufacturing
  • Analytical lab instruments manufacturing
  • Irradiation apparatus manufacturing
  • Surgical and medical instrument manufacturing
  • Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
  • Engineering services
  • Research and development in biotechnology
  • Research and development in physical, engineering, and life sciences

Biomedical engineering applies to many interest areas:

  • Vaccines and pharmaceutical products
  • Resonance imaging equipment, medical ultrasound, pacemakers, hearing aids, etc.
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Beta-rays, gamma-rays, X-rays, and other ionizing radiation
  • Medical and veterinary instruments and apparatus
  • Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies
  • Consulting, research and studies, technical services, and inspection of engineering projects
  • Microorganisms and cellular and biomolecular processes to develop or alter living or non-living materials
  • Agriculture, Forests, and Fisheries
  • Physical, engineering, and life sciences
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Cellular, Tissue, and Genetic Engineering
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedic Bioengineering
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Systems Physiology

Examples of job titles Biomedical Engineers hold include:

  • Biomedical Electronics Technician
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineering Director
  • Biomedical Engineering Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
  • Biomedical Manager
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Professor
  • Research Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Researcher

Career Resources

The resources below may be useful for exploring additional career opportunities for graduates with biomedical engineering master’s degrees.

Payscale.com: Salary information based on education level for Biomedical Engineers. (To the left of the graph select “Engineering” then in the Specific Major dropdown box, select “Biomedical Engineering”)

O*Net Online

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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