A bachelor’s degree in BME from UAB provides a foundation in medical devices, biomedical implants, biomaterials, and biomedical instrumentation to compete in an increasingly technical medical field. It also prepares students for graduate or attend medical, dental, or another professional school.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024 — much faster than the average for all occupations. Growing technology and its application to medical equipment and devices, along with an aging population, will increase demand for the work of biomedical engineers. You can learn more about expected salaries, types of employment, and other information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

A student visiting a table at an Engineering job fair at UAB.

Some of our alumni have gone on to:

  • careers in medical products companies such as BioHorizons Implant Systems, Biological Innovations, Cook Medical, GE Medical, Evonik Industries, Guidant Corporation, Medtronic, NuTech Medical, Novartis, Phillips Medical Systems, Proctor & Gamble, St. Jude Medical, Smith & Nephew, TransGenRx, and Wright Medical Technology
  • careers in medical centers and hospitals, health care groups, consulting companies, and computer application groups
  • careers in regulatory agencies like the FDA
  • advanced education — master’s, PhD, medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, MD/PhD, DMD/PhD — at institutions such as Duke, Georgia Tech, Rice University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas, UAB, and Vanderbilt