Why Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering is an emerging and rapidly expanding field where engineering and biological disciplines converge. According to the National Institutes of Health, biomedical engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences with engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior and health. It advances fundamental concepts and creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems levels. It develops innovative biologies, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation and health improvement.

The outlook for biomedical engineering careers is promising. In May 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics identified Biomedical Engineering as one of the fastest-growing occupational fields, with jobs over the next decade being expected to grow by 23%, much higher than the national average. Major categories of employment include medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, scientific research and development, and pharmaceutical and drug manufacturing.  Opportunities exist in universities, hospitals, labs, industry and regulatory agencies. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/biomedical-engineers.htm

For the past few years, biomedical engineering has received top rating as one of the best jobs to have. In 2015, CNNMoney published working as a biomedical engineer as number 37/100 best jobs in America and the field received A ratings in personal satisfaction, benefit to society, and low stress.  http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2015/01/27/best-jobs-2015/37.html