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Biomedical Engineering Schools

As a professor or instructor of biomedical engineering classes at one of the 329 accredited biomedical engineering schools in the country, you play a notable role in shaping the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the biomedical engineering academic community and the future trends. Academia in biomedical engineering includes biomedical engineering training at the following levels:

  • Biomedical Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Biomedical engineering professionals

14,030 15,400 15,220 14,760 15,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

15,280 biomedical engineering professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 9%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Biomedical engineering professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by biomedical engineering professionals around the nation, was $81,540 per year. The median yearly salary for biomedical engineering professionals in the US was 24% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Biomedical Engineering

$73,930 $75,440 $77,400 $78,860 $81,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Biomedical engineering professionals' salaries have seen a 10% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Biomedical Engineering Student enrollment growth by degree

352 379 375 447 622
4,291 4,751 5,035 5,752 5,872
656 821 950 1,065 1,095
1,488 1,562 1,652 1,874 1,988
132 58 86 175 283
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Grey: Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

The career outlook for biomedical engineering professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In the US, 6,919 students graduated from biomedical engineering degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 9,860 students graduated from biomedical engineering schools.

This represents a 43% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from biomedical engineering courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Biomedical Engineering Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering biomedical engineering programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 216 biomedical engineering schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 329 schools.

Biomedical Engineering Faculty Salaries

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