Government & Policy
Bioengineers employed in government work in labs and agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Opportunities offered by government jobs are wide ranging (from technical advisor to program officer to agency director) and the needs are diverse. Contrary to popular belief, over 80 percent of government jobs are located outside of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, in locations across the United States (largest concentrations include Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Diego, and New York City) and worldwide. Bioengineers are also employed in science policy positions by scientific societies, think tanks, international organizations, charities, lobby groups, and other non-governmental organizations.