Careers in Biomedical Engineering
Driven by an aging U.S. population and the increasing demand for improved, cost-effective medical devices, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 21 percent rise in biomedical engineering jobs over the next decade. Specific growth areas include rehabilitation and orthopedic engineering. A majority of these jobs, unlike many other engineering specialties, require a graduate degree for many entry-level positions*.
Trine University's graduate program in Biomedical Engineering focuses on an applied engineering and research curriculum that will engage engineers in advanced study of mechanical efficacy, materials, and structures in practical (non-clinical) environments. Leading orthopedics companies seek engineers who possess qualifications beyond the Bachelor of Science level and experience in the design, development, testing, and application of biomedical devices, physiologic systems, biological and biomaterials.
Design, manufacturing, quality control, testing evaluation, research and development are some of the possible choices for possible career choices for biomedical graduates. Some of the companies that are likely to recruit our graduates include:
- Bio Met
- Depuy Orthopaedics
- Eli Lilly
- GE Medical
- Paragon Medical
- Smith & Nephew
- Stryker Howmedica Osteonics (Stryker Orthopaedics)
- Symmetry Medical
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition, Engineers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm (visited January 30, 2009).