As with any engineering field, biomedical engineers are given a problem, and must use science and mathematics to develop a solution. Biomedical engineers are key players in the rapidly expanding field of digital health, and the continued application of technology to healthcare, is pushing biomedical engineering to become one of the most highly demanded jobs in the nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines biomedical engineers as applying knowledge of engineering, biology, and biochemical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems. 2013 BLS estimates for Biomedical Engineers were:
· Mean annual wages: $93,960
· Employment: 19,890
· 2012-2022 job outlook: 27% growth (average is 11%)
Requiring only a Bachelor’s degree, the supply and demand of biomedical engineers should continue to rise and provide innovation to healthcare.