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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Engineering - Biomedical



Biomedical engineering involves analyzing and solving problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving health care. The field aims to develop and implement advanced technology applications to the complex problems of medical care. The study of biomedical engineering and technology focuses on: molecular, cellular, and nanosystems bioengineering; biomaterials and tissue engineering; biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering; physiologic systems and bioinstrumentation; and computational bioengineering and biomedical imaging. At Rutgers, the Biomedical Engineering Department offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Graduates in biomedical engineering may pursue a variety of career paths in research facilities, universities, businesses, hospitals, and government agencies. While most graduates work in a related occupation and many obtain an advanced degree, others choose another direction. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Applications Engineer Engineer Professor/Educator
Bioinstrumentation Specialist Field Clinical Engineer Quality Engineer
Biomaterials Researcher Genetic Engineer R & D Engineer
Biomechanics Engineer Human Factors Design Rehabilitation Engineer
Biomedical Applications Developer Instrument Scientist Requirements Analyst
Biomedical Engineer Laboratory Supervisor Research Software Developer
Biomedical Program Analyst Manufacturing Engineer Sales Engineer
Calibration Technician Mechanical Design Engineer Software Engineer
Cellular Engineer Medical Device Specialist Staff Scientist
Clinical Engineer Medical Imaging Specialist Systems Physiologist
Clinical Project Manager Orthopaedic Bioengineer Technical Advisor
Consultant Plant Engineer .
Development Scientist Product Engineer .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Clinics Hospitals Regulatory Agencies
Colleges/Universities Manufacturing Firms Research & Development Labs
Consulting Firms Medical Centers Scientific Journals
Environmental Companies Medical Software Companies Testing Labs
Foundations Occupational Safety Institutes .
Health Maintenance Organizations Pharmaceutical Companies .


Government Agencies
Centers for Disease Control NJ State Department of Health Regulatory agencies
Department of Health National Cancer Institute Veteran's Administration
Environmental Protection Agency National Institutes of Health .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Rutgers Newark Intern

Colgate-Palmolive Product Development Intern

WBB Securities Analyst

Whitehouse Analytical Laboratories, LLC Intern, CCIT

Technical Consulting & Research Inc. Online Concultant

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Biomedical
Organization Job Title


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Biomedical
Clarkson Consulting Associate

Concourse Club Aquatics Director Assistant

EBI, L.P. Biomaterials Development Engineer

Accenture PLC Consultant

Merck & Co. Infrastructure Management Associate

L'Oreal (MBA, Marketing) Product Development Manager

Biological Repair, Arthex, Inc. (PhD Biomedical Engineering) Scientist

Johnson & Johnson Senior Master Scheduler

Celgene (PhD Biomedical Engineering) Senior Research Engineer

Johnson & Johnson Supplier Engineer

Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Drexel University PhD Biomedical Engineering

Duke University JD Patent Law

Rutgers University PhD Biomedical Engineering

University of Arizona PhD Physiological Sciences

University of Pennsylvania PhD Physiological Sciences

Wright State University MS Biomedical Engineering

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