Bioengineering Career Opportunities

New and Exciting Opportunities

Bioengineering is one of the fastest growing fields of engineering, and future job growth prospects are very exciting. The size of the aging population and the increased focus on health issues have resulted in rising demand for better medical devices and equipment. That is where bioengineers come into play. Bioengineering jobs may be found in healthcare industries developing medical devices and implants, hospitals, medical and engineering research facilities, universities, and government regulatory agencies. Fields of specialization include:

  • Bioinstrumentation, in which devices are developed for diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • Bio-Materials, in which various forms of implants and engineered living tissue are produced
  • Biomechanics, in which issues related to mechanics of a biological system (for instance, the heart) are studied
  • Biochemistry, in which the behavior of cells is studied
  • Biomedical Imaging, which utilizes advanced imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose diseases
  • Occupational Bio-Ergonomics, in which work-related injury issues are studied

Worldwide Opportunities

According to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), there are three main types of companies that hire bioengineers:

  • Pharmaceuticals (drugs)
  • Medical Devices (orthopedic implants, pacemakers, dialyzers, CATs)
  • Biologics (vaccines, factor VIII, stem cells)

Overall, industries that covet bioengineers include medicine, clinical specialists, regulatory and product-liability law (financial services, patent, advertising), and education. According to the BMES, these companies employ more than four million workers, with a growth rate of 5% to 10% per year. These opportunities aren’t just limited to the United States. There is a significant, worldwide demand for skilled bioengineers in countries as close as Canada, and as far away as China. The BMES maintains a list of companies which are involved in the myriad of fields related to Bioengineering.

Once you complete the intial application,you will recieve an email with a link to Recruiter,to ask you to log into recruiter to complete the application process.

For more information, or to get started in the program, contact:
Dr. Brandon Weeks