By Mariam F.

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and health care. Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in health care.

How Much do They Make?

The median annual wage was $85620 in May 2016. The lowest 10% earned less than $51050 and the highest 10% earned more than $134620.

Where do They Work?

These engineers work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals, research facilities of companies, educational, and medical institutions, and government regulatory agencies.

What Good do They do For Humanity?

What Courses Should I Take to Become a Biomedical Engineer?

You should take chemistry, physics, mechanics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics.

Top Schools for Biomedical Engineering


Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Stevens Institute of Technology

IOP Science

Last updated: 25 September 2017