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BioMedical Engineering Job Prospects

LakeCloudsLakeClouds Posts: 560Registered User Member
edited May 2012 in Engineering Majors
Does anybody in CC know what the job prosjects are for undergrads in Biomedical Engineering? I know in the past this field was not as strong as EE/CS in terms of jobs. Does one need a MS to get a good position?

Thanks!
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Replies to: BioMedical Engineering Job Prospects

  • NeoDymiumNeoDymium Posts: 1,236Registered User Senior Member
    BLS predicts pretty massive growths, and the baby boomer retirement supports this prediction. But always beware of bubbles.
    In the long term, it's neither going to suck nor shine. If you are pretty good as an engineer, go for it.
  • noimaginationnoimagination Posts: 7,016Registered User Senior Member
    BLS predicts massive percentage growth, not absolute growth. A small increase in a tiny field can represent a massive percentage increase.

    I would avoid BME degrees. Enrollment has outpaced job growth. You can probably still get into the industry with a background in ME, EE, or ChemE.
  • BEngineerBEngineer Posts: 201Registered User Junior Member
    I agree with noimagination. A huge percentage growth in a very narrow field is still small growth compare the supply of biomedical engineers coming out. Starting your business is very hard too because it is very regulated.
  • LakeCloudsLakeClouds Posts: 560Registered User Member
    Good information. That was my concern with BME. I like ME/EE/CE because of the flexibility. With BME, it seems you're more tied to one industry and if that is stagnant in 4-5 years then you have fewer options (kind of like Petroleum Eng. if oil goes to $30/brl).
  • BEngineerBEngineer Posts: 201Registered User Junior Member
    Do they provide a minor for bme? That is what I did and it would open you with new options in bme while you can still apply for other industries ( i major in electrical).
  • NeoDymiumNeoDymium Posts: 1,236Registered User Senior Member
    I'd suggest ChE with a few BME electives, if you really want to go that way.
  • krymefighterkrymefighter Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    What about a ME with med school prerequisites?
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