Is Biomedical Engineering a Career For You?

What is a Biomedical Engineer?

A Biomedical Engineer solves novel life science and healthcare problems using the practical application of science and math. Biomedical engineers make a global impact by improving the quality of healthcare.

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society:

Using some exciting examples from the latest advancements in biomedical engineering, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society's page "About Biomedical Engineering" provides insight into biomedical engineering as a career. 

What are the specialty areas within the field of Biomedical Engineering?

The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center has a detailed description of the six specialty areas within biomedical engineering.

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering has focused research to five Areas of Excellence 

Can I major in EE, ME or ChE and work as a Biomedical Engineer?

Yes, the fundamental skills are the same, but the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering offers a unique curriculum with focused problem solving examples from human and biological systems. The experiential learning prepares students for the unique demands of graduate school, medical school, or a career in the biomedical industry. 

Where can a degree in Biomedical Engineering take me?

An undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University can be the launch pad for an exciting and successful career with a unique skill set sought after by graduate schools, medical schools and industry. 

Are you a female thinking about a career in engineering?

Check out Purdue's Women in Engineering Program, a wonderful support system that provides a vibrant network of peers and powerful mentors in the realm of engineering.

As for women studying Biomedical Engineering, Purdue's BME program has a relatively balanced gender ratio, with a 2016 graduating class of 61% women!

Have some fun by checking out Engineering Girl 

Have you thought about becoming a doctor?

Perhaps you are pondering a career in medicine. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a great place to start your research.

What is the MCAT like and how should you prepare for it? PrepareMCAT can get you started.

Purdue University's Office of Health Professions Advising can assist you with learning about different health careers and the ins and outs of applying to medical school. 

How do I find career opportunities?

The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO)
No matter what your career plans are or where you are in your career development, the Center for Career Opportunities can help. Located in Stewart 194 we offer assistance with anything from choosing the major that is right for you to negotiating an offer through drop-in assistance, individual appointments and group programs.