What does a biomedical engineer do?

Biomedical engineers use engineering and life science principles to design and develop medical and clinical equipment. They research human and animal biology to develop theories and facts or to test, prove, or modify known theories of life systems.

What might a biomedical engineer do in a workday?

How much does a biomedical engineer earn?

How do I become a biomedical engineer?

Students interested in becoming biomedical engineers need to prepare by taking the most challenging high school courses available in science and math, including advanced placement courses.

Generally, those seeking positions in biomedical engineering have college degrees in engineering (four or more years) and may have four or more years of related work experience and/or a master’s or doctoral degree in biomedical engineering. For some, certification also is required.

Where else can I learn about becoming a biomedical engineer?

Biomedical Engineering Society
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1125 / Landover, MD 20785-2224
tel:  (301) 459-1999 / web:

Virginia Biomedical Association
P.O. Box 1958 / Yorktown, VA 23692-9998

Educational Institutions in Virginia for Biomedical Engineers: