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Biomedical Engineering Requirements

An undergraduate course of study in Biomedical Engineering is likened to a cross between engineering and biological science with varying degrees of proportionality between the two. Courses of study in Biomedical Engineering are extremely diverse as the field itself is relatively new and developing. Focus could be in a particular area, such as biomechanics; bioinstrumentation; cell, tissue and biomolecular engineering; or medical optics.

Biomedical Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Biomedical Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Biomedical Engineering degrees have experience in is Biomedical Engineer, followed by Engineer, Scientist, Orthotist and Prosthetist, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician, Naval Architect, Sales Engineer, Biochemical Engineer, Technical Product Manager, and Mechatronics Engineer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Biomedical Engineer 8.9% 0.1% 124.8×
Engineer 4.3% 1.0% 4.3×
Scientist 2.6% 0.2% 14.3×
Orthotist and Prosthetist 2.5% 0.0% 832.9×
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician 1.4% 0.1% 9.7×
Naval Architect 0.6% 0.0% 63.6×
Sales Engineer 2.2% 0.2% 14.3×
Biochemical Engineer 1.1% 0.0% 97.7×
Technical Product Manager 0.9% 0.0% 52.8×
Mechatronics Engineer 2.1% 0.0% 60.0×

Biomedical Engineering Salary

Biomedical Engineering graduates earn on average $60k, putting them in the 90th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $36k
Median (average earners) $60k
75th (top earners) $70k

Biomedical Engineering Underemployment

Biomedical Engineering graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 28%
Part-Time 23%
Low-paying 8%

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