What does a Biomedical Engineer do?

Biomedical engineers combine medicine and engineering to help create products, including equipment and devices or computer systems and software, that are used daily by doctors and patients in the medical field. They frequently work in the research and development or quality assurance positions at their companies.

Biomedical engineers design products, including electrical circuit software or computer simulations, to conduct processes including the testing of new drugs or therapies. They also design and build artificial limbs and body parts, including hip or knee joints, replacement body part materials. In addition, they are heavily involved in the design of rehabilitative exercise equipment. Biomedical engineers turn to various technical sources for the design and creation of biomedical technology, including artificial internal organs. They maintain and repair biomedical machines and provide necessary tech support and maintenance. They also train clinicians and other personnel on the safe and efficient use of biomedical products, equipment, and machines. Biomedical engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Biomedical Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£32,017 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £32K
£47K
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Biomedical Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Biomedical Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Biomedical Engineer Insights

Read what Biomedical Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Stockholms Läns LandstingetStockholms Läns Landstinget
Biomedical Scientist
17 May 2021

“Low salary but increased $200 supplement pay if you work in a 24hrs laboratory setting.”

Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nde Specialist-engineer
27 Jan 2021

“Everyone has been great to work with so far and I look forward to learning more.”

ProximieProximie
Biomedical Engineering Intern
26 Aug 2021

“My Proximie mentors and leaders were incredible individuals who have left a great impression on me and allowed me to explore my career endeavors.”

TeoresiTeoresi
Specialist Engineer
12 Dec 2019

“Absolutely amazing opportunities to grow and the best part they give directions to your dreams rather than forcing a job on you.”

PromegaPromega
Biomedical Engineer
4 Feb 2020

“Good cafeteria and really excellent changing seasonal menu.”

ProximieProximie
Biomedical Engineering Intern
26 Aug 2021

“We grew together as a family which held an immense role in my career and professional progression.”

Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMinistry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Biomedical Engineer
4 Mar 2021

“stable comfortable good easy money”

National HealthCareNational HealthCare
Medical Engineer
14 May 2021

“Good good good good good”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a biomedical engineer

When working as a biomedical engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Windows, Hypervisor, Citrix XenApp, Application Deployment and FTP.

The most similar professions to biomedical engineer are:
  • Biological Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Biologist
  • Project Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a biomedical engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.