Best Paid Jobs for People with a Biomedical Engineering Degree

If you have always been interested in science and would like to put your biology and chemistry skills into good use, helping people in the future, you can look for career prospects with great work-life balance, and job satisfaction. If you are qualified, and focused on one particular area, you will be able to secure a high starting salary, stable job security, and a rewarding career. Find out more about the best paid biomedical engineering jobs below.

General Biomedical Engineer

“NIAID Vaccine Research Center Lab” by NIAID is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you are qualified, you can become a biomedical engineer with a starting salary of around $70,000. You might be working for a research hospital, dealing with patients who have rare diseases, provided that you have acls certification. You will need a bachelor or masters degree in biological engineering, and a traditional degree, in chemistry, or mechanical engineering. You will never get bored, and might even change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people suffering from a certain condition.

Microbiologist

150616-N-PO203-107 WASHINGTON, (June 16, 2015) Naomi Delgado Cruz, a mechanical engineering senior at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and physics major Derick Buckles, from Morgan State University, participate in a 10-week summer research program at the Naval Research Laboratory for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI). This year, 26 students were selected through a competitive application process to conduct work on research projects currently underway at the Navy’s corporate lab. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

“150616-N-PO203-107” by Office of Naval Research is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you love research, you can start your career in microbiology. Many people with a degree in biomedical engineering spend a few years in this field, so they can understand the different aspects of health care and patients’ needs. You will need to learn more about the disease before you are able to design a cure or a treatment. You might be able to take part in a large-scale study, and transfer your research skills to your future career.

Drug Developer

If you secure a job at a large pharmaceutical company’s research center, you can get a highly paid job working in a team discovering new drugs that will help people with rare or little known conditions. You will need advanced research skills, as well as strong knowledge of evidence based approach, administering trials, and ethics. Drug development is a popular option for biomedical engineering graduates, as it allows them to learn from more experienced team members, and get recognition for inventions and patented drugs.

Research and Development

If you would like to learn more about the industry and get experience in research, you might apply for a job in a large company’s research and development department. You can find a job in any industry; fertilizer or pesticide manufacturers, medical device companies, and health and beauty giants. You can gain experience as a researcher and project manager in any field and later utilize your biomedical engineering knowledge. You can work on your own on developing new projects, and if you have additional qualifications, such as project management, you can find your future career in any industry.

Investing long years in a biomedical engineering qualification is rewarding, no matter which field you are looking for work in. You need to remember that starting in a research team as a newly qualified engineer might be a good option if you don’t have the confidence yet to work on your initiative. You will also need to improve your research and project management skills before you can manage different developments, but as a qualified biomedical engineer, you are going to be paid a high salary, gain recognition, and have the satisfaction of helping people and making thousands’ lives better through your skills and knowledge.

Contributed Post.

If you like what you’ve read here, please let others know of this post, blog, and site.

And thanks for reading!  🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s