Careers in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering is an expanding field that is vital to the future of healthcare in today’s world. Whether looking to expand affordable technologies, supporting the needs of an aging population, or translating the most recent basic science discoveries into usable, comprehensive solutions, biomedical engineering will be a relevant and necessary answer to many of humanity's most important questions.
At a Glance
- Bioengineers and biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software.
- Industry growth rate is projected at 5% for the period between 2019 and 2029 (faster than average)
- Median salary was $92,620 in May 2020
With a degree in biomedical engineering, your opportunities are virtually limitless.
The Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering focuses on preparing students technically and mentally to be the leaders of tomorrow. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to pursue any number of engaging opportunities in education, government and industry, including:
- Further training in medicine, dentistry and other health professions
- Software and hardware engineering
- Medical device design and development
- Research and development
- Equipment testing and field servicing
- Preparation for law and clinical patent evaluation
- Technical documentation
- Biomedical equipment sales
- Hospital equipment selection and support
Recent graduates have gone on to exciting careers in industry, joining such companies as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Siemens, Baxter, DePuy, Epic and Stryker.
Others have decided to further their education, being accepted for additional specialization at institutions such as Duke University, John Hopkins University, Northwestern University, MIT and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Why Biomedical Engineering
A field as vast as it is diverse
The field of Biomedical Engineering offers graduates countless avenues of specialization. Whether interested in advancing scientific engineering applications at the molecular or whole-body level, the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering faculty will help you find the specialization that is right for you.
Where will your Biomedical Engineering education take you?
If you are seeking the opportunity to advance your learning, problem-solving skills and research experience, the BME department will expose you to both engineering leaders who are working on solutions to modern medical challenges. Additionally, you will have opportunities to work with industry partners to gain first-hand medical design experience and a greater understanding of the R&D process from the corporate perspective.