Biomedical Engineers apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems products. Biomedical engineers may work with artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management/care delivery systems. Biomedical engineers work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals, company research facilities, educational and medical institutions, teaching, and government regulatory agencies. They often serve a coordinating function, using their background in both engineering and medicine. In industry, biomedical engineers may create projects where an in-depth understanding of living systems and technology is essential. They frequently work in research and development or in quality assurance.
See a snapshot of career information for this program.
See what you can do with a GW degree
Search for internships and jobs, schedule career advising appointments, and more by signing in to GW’s career hub.
Learn about Careers Paths
Product Support Engineer
Watch more interviews with industry professionals on CandidCareer – sign in via Handshake.
Get the latest industry knowledge, access to mentoring, and find job opportunities through professionals organizations:
- American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) – aimbe.org
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) – bmes.org
- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) – embs.org
- Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) – ibe.org
- Society for Biomaterials – biomaterials.org
|Click here for more STEM professional organizations.|