What Can You Do With a Major in Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineering major careers and jobs

Biomedical engineering is an expanding field that is vital to the future of health care in our world. It is expanding so much, in fact, that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of biomedical engineers to grow a staggering 72 percent between now and 2018. Especially as the population ages, health care professionals who can apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care will be in very high demand.

So what can you do with a major in biomedical engineering? Your Marquette degree will prepare you for work in a multitude of fields, including:

  • Software and hardware engineering
  • Medical device industry
  • Innovative design and development
  • Research and development
  • Manufacturing
  • Equipment testing and field servicing
  • Clinical patient evaluation
  • Technical documentation
  • Sales
  • Hospital equipment selection and support
  • Teaching
  • Management
  • Undergraduate preparation for medicine, dentistry or law

Jobs for biomedical engineering majors

Approximately half of our biomedical engineering majors go to graduate, medical, dental or law school after graduation. Others go straight into the workforce. Some recent employers of our biomedical engineering majors are:

  • Baxter Health Care
  • Boston Scientific Corp. – Scimed
  • De Puy
  • Epic Systems Corporation
  • GE Healthcare
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • Mortara Instruments
  • Siemens Medical Systems
  • Stryker VA Hospitals
  • Zimmer
  • Zoll

You'll also find our biomedical engineering alumni at the following graduate schools:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northwestern University
  • MIT
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rush University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Utah
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University

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