Do you have an affinity for design and discovery coupled with a passion for helping others? Are you someone who enjoys building and experimenting, but also wants to make the lives of others better—specifically when it comes to health care? One area of study that combines all of these attributes into one is biomedical engineering, and it might be the right major for you.
UTSA’s Biomedical Engineering Program
UTSA’s Biomedical Engineering degree integrates engineering principles with the biological and physical sciences to address issues related to healthcare. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse discipline that has opportunities in a number of career fields. Job choices include working in industries like medical equipment, supplies manufacturing and repair, scientific research and development services, pharmaceutical manufacturing and physician offices. This degree is one of the best ways you can apply your analytical engineering mind toward improving the lives of others.
Careers in Biomedical Engineering
Top job titles for biomedical engineering graduates include:
• Validation Engineer
• Biological Technician
• Biomedical Engineer
Biomedical engineering and its related career pathways are currently in lower demand in San Antonio but high demand in Austin in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include CA, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA. More than 144,000 biomedical engineering-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.
Industries for Biomedical Engineering Graduates
Biomedical engineering is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of biomedical engineering-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• Employment Services
• Scientific Research
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
• Medical Equipment Manufacturing
• Engineering Services
• General Hospitals
Salaries for Biomedical Engineering Graduates
The salary range for open biomedical engineering-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Biomedical Engineering Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a biomedical engineering graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Biomedical engineering may be a good fit for you if:
• You enjoy working with others
• You enjoy learning
• You are detail oriented
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You are a good planner
• You like being challenged