Biomedical Engineer at a Glance

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Best States for Biomedical Engineer

  Employment
in 2011
Average
Annual Salary
Average
Hourly Pay
California 5,410 $101,570 $49
Massachusetts 1,740 $96,070 $46
Minnesota 1,110 $103,440 $50

Becoming a Biomedical Engineer

Careers in biomedical engineering require at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited program in this specific area of study. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits these programs. Choosing a high-quality program, such as one approved by ABET, will ensure you receive substantial training in engineering design as well as an opportunity to practically apply your skills through co-ops or internships. Employers will also be looking for this when they review applicants.

Those training for entry level biomedical engineering jobs will need a solid foundation in mathematics and the natural sciences. In addition, students will complete design workshop classes to apply the theories and concepts they learn throughout the program. Below are a few examples of specific classes you might expect to take with this major:

  • Biochemistry
  • Quantitative Physiology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biosensors

Biomedical engineers will also need strong problem-solving and communication skills. Those interested in pursuing a career in advanced research or academia will need to continue on to a graduate program. Most supervisory positions require at least a master's degree, if not a doctorate.