|Quick Facts: Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers|
$97,410 per year
$46.83 per hour
|10% (Faster than average)|
What Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers Do
Bioengineers and biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software.
Bioengineers and biomedical engineers work in manufacturing, in research facilities, and for a variety of other employers. Most work full time, and some work more than 40 hours per week.
How to Become a Bioengineer or Biomedical Engineer
Bioengineers and biomedical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering or biomedical engineering or in a related engineering field. Some positions require a graduate degree.
The median annual wage for bioengineers and biomedical engineers was $97,410 in May 2021.
Employment of bioengineers and biomedical engineers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 1,200 openings for bioengineers and biomedical engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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