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Biomedical Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Designs solutions to problems in medicine and biology to improve patient care. Combines engineering with medical and biological knowledge. May develop medical products designed to replace biological functions, such as prosthetic limbs or artificial hearts, or design equipment such as X-rays and surgical tools.

Job Outlook

There were 13 Biomedical Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1004 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Biomedical Engineer industry, which includes the Biomedical Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Biomedical Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,266.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $77,918.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Biomedical Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $64,155.

Education and Experience

Posted Biomedical Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree58%
Master's Degree39%
Doctoral Degree3%
Other0%

Posted Biomedical Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years38%
3 to 5 years42%
6 to 8 years16%
9+ years3%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Biomedical Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (38%)
  • Research (25%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (24%)
  • Problem Solving (19%)
  • Writing (18%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Biomedical Engineering (57%)
  • Repair (23%)
  • Physics (7%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (14%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (13%)
  • Product Development (13%)
  • Chemistry (10%)
  • Technical Support (10%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Biomedical Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Bios Application
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Controlling Life
  • Staff Engineer I - Opportunity For Working Remotely
  • Senior Development Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Biomedical Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Bios (52)
  • Vmware Incorporated (27)
  • Kaiser Permanente (25)
  • Medtronic (21)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (18)

North Carolina

  • Novo Nordisk (4)
  • Baebies Inc (1)
  • Vmware Incorporated (1)
  • Emerson Electric Company (1)
  • Cynet Systems (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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