Careers in Biomedical Engineering
The biomedical engineering field is growing rapidly. CNNMoney ranks biomedical engineering in the top 10 jobs concerning great pay and growth prospects. The biomedical engineering profession has a 72 percent, 10-year job growth forecast.
Electing to graduate with a major in biomedical engineering opens the door to an ever-growing amount of job opportunities, fusing the medical and engineering worlds in order to increase the quality of life all over the planet.
A number of companies have hired our undergraduate and graduate students and are actively engaged with the department.
These job opportunities are most commonly found in fields such as cellular, tissue, genetic, clinical, and rehabilitation engineering. Additionally, there are opportunities within the fields of bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, drug design and delivery, medical imaging, orthopedic surgery, pharmaceuticals, and systems physiology.
As an undergraduate biomedical engineering major at The University of Texas at Austin, you will have the opportunity to learn about each area and discover the field you are most passionate about. Roughly one-third of graduates from the undergraduate biomedical engineering program go into industry, one-third go to medical school, and one-third go to graduate school or professional degree program in fields such as law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
Biomedical engineering students have access to the Engineering Career Assistance Center (ECAC), which provides a variety of services and resources for undergraduate and graduate students, including individual career advising, resume review, access to jobs, internships and employers participating in on-campus recruiting.
Recruiters and students also have access to HireTexas: AccessUT, a free online job search website at The University of Texas at Austin.
Advancing Our Quality of Life
Biomedical engineers use their engineering and science backgrounds to design the next generation of systems and treatments that will advance the quality of life for patients. They leave an impact through the creation of medical devices that detect and treat disease, the invention of materials that can be used to treat illness in the body, and by designing complex computer models to develop the next generation of disease-fighting drugs.
Biomedical engineers are responsible for the creation of artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, blood chemistry sensors, advanced therapeutic and surgical devices, application of expert systems and artificial intelligence to clinical decision making, design of optimal clinical laboratories, medical imaging systems, computer modeling of physiological systems, biomaterials design, and biomechanics for injury and wound healing, among many others.
Biomedical engineers respond to societal needs and provide solutions to engineer and a better and healthier world.
Why Biomedical Engineering?
Trying to decide if biomedical engineering is right for you? The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has provided a biomedical engineering careers pathway tool designed specifically for exploring your career options!