Career Opportunities for Majors in Engineering - Biomedical


Biomedical engineering is an exciting field that’s on the cutting edge of innovative medical advances. Biomedical engineers design prostheses, artificial organs and pharmaceutical products that directly improve quality of life for millions of people. They also design and manufacture diagnostic and therapeutic devices and imaging equipment that give doctors and medical researchers the tools to identify and treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries.

A career in biomedical engineering is an excellent option for someone interested in medicine, but who may prefer working behind the scenes rather than directly with patients. Biomedical engineers are employed by industry, including multinational corporations and start-ups, as well as government agencies, hospitals and academic institutions in the forefront of research. The undergraduate curriculum includes engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and basic biology, as well as a solid core of biomedical engineering courses, numerous electives, a well-designed laboratory experience, and a capstone senior design conference. Coursework culminates in a rigorous, senior-year independent design project that emphasizes technical writing and oral communication. Flexibility in the curriculum allows students to pursue pre-medical, pre-dental and graduate studies. Other opportunities include a specialized Honors Academy for students interested in pursuing a career in research and the possibility of completing a graduate degree on an accelerated schedule. The biomedical engineering undergraduate program offers three main curriculum tracks: Biomedical Computing, Imaging, and Instrumentation, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering, Tissue Engineering and Molecular Bioengineering

While most graduates work in a related occupation and many obtain an advanced degree, others choose another direction. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Applications Engineer Engineer Professor/Educator
Bioinstrumentation Specialist Field Clinical Engineer Quality Engineer
Biomaterials Researcher Genetic Engineer R & D Engineer
Biomechanics Engineer Human Factors Design Rehabilitation Engineer
Biomedical Applications Developer Instrument Scientist Requirements Analyst
Biomedical Engineer Laboratory Supervisor Research Software Developer
Biomedical Program Analyst Manufacturing Engineer Sales Engineer
Calibration Technician Mechanical Design Engineer Software Engineer
Cellular Engineer Medical Device Specialist Staff Scientist
Clinical Engineer Medical Imaging Specialist Systems Physiologist
Clinical Project Manager Orthopaedic Bioengineer Technical Advisor
Consultant Plant Engineer
Development Scientist Product Engineer

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Clinics Hospitals Regulatory Agencies
Colleges/Universities Manufacturing Firms Research & Development Labs
Consulting Firms Medical Centers Scientific Journals
Environmental Companies Medical Software Companies Testing Labs
Foundations Occupational Safety Institutes
Health Maintenance Organizations Pharmaceutical Companies
Government Agencies
Centers for Disease Control NJ State Department of Health Regulatory agencies
Department of Health National Cancer Institute Veteran's Administration
Environmental Protection Agency National Institutes of Health

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Biomedical

Information is not available at this time on first jobs obtained from Engineering - Biomedical

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Biomedical

Clarkson Consulting Associate
Concourse Club Aquatics Director Assistant
EBI, L.P. Biomaterials Development Engineer
Accenture PLC Consultant
Merck & Co. Infrastructure Management Associate
L'Oreal (MBA, Marketing) Product Development Manager
Biological Repair, Arthex, Inc. (PhD Biomedical Engineering) Scientist
Johnson & Johnson Senior Master Scheduler
Celgene (PhD Biomedical Engineering) Senior Research Engineer
Johnson & Johnson Supplier Engineer

Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Drexel University PhD Biomedical Engineering
Duke University JD Patent Law
Rutgers University PhD Biomedical Engineering
University of Arizona PhD Physiological Sciences
University of Pennsylvania PhD Physiological Sciences
Wright State University MS Biomedical Engineering

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