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Careers in BME

Biomedical engineering is an exciting field that is ranked as one of the top jobs in the country, with a median annual salary of more than $90,000 and a faster-than-average predicted 10-year growth rate. Forbes ranked biomedical engineering as the #1 major in terms of value, rating it as most worth the tuition, time, and effort.

Biomedical engineering offers diverse career opportunities. Biomedical engineers work in hospitals, universities, research labs, government settings, manufacturing facilities, and companies across the United States and abroad.

With a broad interdisciplinary foundation and in-depth learning in specialized focus areas, the Hopkins BME 2.0 curriculum prepares students for success in a variety of careers after graduation. Hopkins BME graduates are leaders in academia, medicine, entrepreneurship, and a wide variety of industries: biotech, pharma, medical devices, public health, government, healthcare, and more.

Through internships, research, and design projects, our students are making an impact and solving real-world problems—in the past five years, they have generated millions of dollars in funding, launched more than one dozen startup companies, and won hundreds of national awards. Because of this, Hopkins BME students are sought after by some of the top employers in the field.

Hopkins BME Undergraduate Career Destinations

  • 50%
    Graduate or medical school
  • 34%
    Industry (biotech, pharma, medical devices, etc.)
  • 6%
  • 4%
  • 6%

A Sampling of Partners and Employers

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amazon
  • Baxter International
  • Becton Dickinson (BD)
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Genentech
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic plc
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Pfizer
  • Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx)
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Stryker Corporation
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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