Discover Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineers dream up creative, practical solutions and work with other smart, inspiring people to invent, design, and create things that matter – they turn ideas into reality in order to make our lives safer, more enjoyable, and more productive.

Why Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineers harness their own creativity to shape the world of tomorrow.

Bioengineers work with cutting-edge technologies to tackle grand challenges that define the human experience. They advance human health, engineer better medicines, create the tools of innovation and scientific discovery, and harness the power of biological processes to aid our planet.

From the wheelchair that helps our grandparents stay mobile to the pain-relievers in our medicine cabinets to the x-ray that tells us whether we can play in the next big game, the products developed by bioengineers fit seamlessly into our everyday modern lives. 

By designing solutions to problems at the interface of biology, medicine, and engineering, bioengineers harness their own creativity to shape the world of tomorrow. They have the vision to see the world beyond as it is today in order to create something new. 

Some bioengineers design innovative tools and devices (such as prosthetics and imaging machines) to aid medical care, while others work to improve the processes of health care delivery (through new drug therapies, for example). Bioengineers also study signals generated by organs such as the heart and brain in order to understand how the body functions and how biological systems work. Many build artificial organs, limbs, and valves to replace failing tissues. Bioengineers are involved in rehabilitation by improving the designs of therapeutic devices to increase performance. 

Bioengineers also design agricultural machinery, equipment, and processes to feed the hungry and ensure modern, sustainable agricultural practices. They develop solutions to environmental problems and help us fuel the world through innovations in industrial manufacturing/energy. 

Whether designing and evaluating new technologies, developing new methods of patient care, studying biological processes, or tackling grand challenges in agriculture and the environment, bioengineers are focused on improving the quality of people’s lives and the health of our planet. 

Biomedical Engineering History Milestones of Innovation

What Do Biomedical Engineers Have to Say?

Bioengineers work with cutting-edge technologies to tackle grand challenges that define the human experience. They advance human health, engineer better medicines, create the tools of innovation and scientific discovery, and harness the power of biological processes to aid our planet.

Meet Inspiring Bioengineers
Learn how they got their start and are transforming lives.
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No. of Biomedical Eng. in US in 2015

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% Growth Rate to 2024

88500

Avg. Bioengineer Wage 2015

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BME Doctorates Awarded 2013

Spotlight on Industry

Learn about companies that employ bioengineers and their areas of focus.

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.
Genentech

BD serves hospitals, researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public and manufactures through a range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment & diagnostic products.
Becton Dickinson

St. Jude Medical partners with physicians, hospitals and insurers to save and improve millions of lives worldwide – while meeting or exceeding their high quality and safety expectation.
St. Jude Medical

Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company, offering an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative therapies to fulfill their mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life.
Medtronic

Boston Scientific improves the health of patients worldwide with a wide range of medical conditions, including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, women's health, & chronic pain conditions.
Boston Scientific

Johnson & Johnson produces a range of innovative products used in the fields of orthopaedics, neurovascular, surgery, vision care, diabetes, diagnostics, cardiovascular disease, & sports medicine.
Johnson & Johnson

Stryker offers an array of medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, neurotechnology & spine products to help people lead more active and satisfying lives.
Stryker

GE Healthcare provides expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceuticals, & performance improvements.
GE Healthcare

Sanofi is part of a leading global healthcare company that discovers, develops, produces and markets innovative therapies to help protect health and enhance people's lives.
Sanofi

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