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I have attached a presentation on "Careers in Biomedical Engineering" by Dr.Goldberg, Marquette University, USA.
He has given very useful information and suggestions to those who are looking for a career in BME.
He has also discussed on Academia Vs Industry Job, which is the most commonly asked question by students.
I have attached a presentation on "Careers in Biomedical Engineering" by Dr.Goldberg, Marquette University, USA.
He has given very useful information and suggestions to those who are looking for a career in BME.
He has also discussed on Academia Vs Industry Job, which is the most commonly asked question by students.

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Careers in Biomedical Engineering

Jay R. Goldberg, Ph.D., P.E. Marquette University

Fall 2008

Careers in Biomedical Engineering 

Medical device companies 
   

Research and Development Manufacturing Engineering Quality Assurance Marketing/Sales Regulatory Affairs 

Private testing laboratories 


Underwriter¶s Laboratories ECRI

Careers in Biomedical Engineering 

Government 
    

Research Laboratories (Los Alamos) Regulatory Agencies (FDA) Military (Air Force, Navy, Army) Public Health Service NASA Peace Corps (NGO)

Careers in Biomedical Engineering 

Hospitals 


Clinical Engineering Laboratory Manager (Catheter, Radiology, etc.) 

Consulting 


Healthcare consulting (Accenture) Design (IDEO) 

Academia 


Research Teaching

Careers in Biomedical Engineering 

Non-traditional fields: 
   

Technical writing Sales training Teaching Patent law Medicine

Comparisons Between Academic and Industrial R&D
Academia 
     

Industry 
     

intellectual curiosity publications more basic research need to obtain grants involved in initial phases less urgency flexibility

profitability product introductions more applied research funding available involved in entire project ³time is money´ higher pay

Graduate School 


Required for medicine, law, dentistry If not sure of career goals, consider relevant work experience 
  

develop new perspectives, priorities learn what is needed for success clarify career goals enhance application (grades less important) (+) autonomy, advanced research, teaching (-) weak job market, nothing else to do, money 

Ph.D.: 


Median Annual Earnings 2003
(Full-time Workers, Age 25 and Older) 80000 70000 60000 Dollars 50000 40000 30000 20000 10000 0
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(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2003)

Indust y P f : P nt f dical Technology Companies by Number of Employees 2001
7% 6% <20 20-99 100-499 20% 500+ 67%

(US Dept. of Commerce, 2001)

(MDDI, 12/07)

(MDDI, 12/07)

Biomedical Engineering Salaries 

Starting salaries (July 2008) 

BS degree: MS degree: PhD ME: PhD EE:

$54.661 (n=82) (+6.4%) $66,438 (n=13) (+12%) $70,397 (n=39) (-3.3%) $79,717 (n=65) (+4.9%) (NACE Salary Survey, Summer 2008)  

R&D Salaries: Medical Device Industry 
  

Average raise: Average bonus: Median salary: Median compensation:

6.6% $15,000 $92,300 $120,000

(MDDI, 12/07)

Employment Outlook 

Faster than average increase than other occupations through 2012 (26.1% vs. 15.2%). 


Aging population, Focus on health issues

(US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004)

Emerging New Areas
Computer assisted surgery (MIS) Cellular and tissue engineering Nanotechnology Rehabilitation and orthopedics 

  

What employers are looking for: 
   

Strong communication and interpersonal skills Leadership skills Acquired experience in field Good work ethic, integrity Good grades (first job) Well rounded applicants 

Other Desired Skills and Competencies 
  

Teamwork Analytical thinking Time management, adaptability Geographic awareness and global understanding of events and how they affect company

College Employment Research Institute, Michigan State University, 2005.

Things to Remember 
  



First job is springboard to career There is no perfect job - decide what is important to you Job satisfaction, opportunity to learn new things and gain experience more important than money Be flexible on location, title, salary, and benefits Be willing to pay your dues

Summary 

Many opportunities available to biomedical engineers Successful engineering careers require technical, communication, and interpersonal skills Careers in biomedical engineering pay well and can be very rewarding  

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