Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.8% (as fast as the average)


What Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers Do

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Other Job Titles Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers May Have

Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomedical Technician, Engineer, Process Engineer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founder / CEO ,


As a founder and CEO, I spend my days negotiating mergers, directing and driving operations and profitability, and looking for new startups to partner with or help launch. I oversee the team as we design and create innovative instruments for healthcare. I use patient MRI and CT data to convert files for surgeons to use as guides and aids for pre-surgical assistance. In addition to this, I devote a lot of my energy to giving guidance to women founders and entrepreneurs in technology.

Director, Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies ,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I lead a laboratory of 25 scientists dedicated to leveraging miniaturization tools from the world of manufacturing to impact human health. My team and I have pioneered technologies for interfacing living cells with synthetic systems, enabling new applications in tissue regeneration, stem cell differentiation, medical diagnostics and drug delivery. I also develop nanoparticles designed to study, diagnose, and treat a variety of diseases.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
  • Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
  • Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
  • Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.

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