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