Biomedical Engineering is currently the fastest growing engineering field –The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of Biomedical Engineers is expected to grow by 62% between 2010 and 2020. Practitioners in this fast-growing discipline develop new, inventive, high-tech ways to make a difference in people’s health. Biomedical Engineers improve the quality of people’s lives and patient care by using their training as engineers to design solutions to problems in health and medicine. Biomedical Engineers may design prosthetics, artificial organs, medical devices, cutting-edge diagnostic machinery, and even software programs. Watch the Career Profile video below to learn more about this rewarding STEM career field.

Career Video

Biomedical Engineers from the University of Cincinnati each share their experiences in the field and describe their educational background and career path, as well as how they use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts every day. Learn why these professionals chose this field and how they use their STEM skills to make a big impact on people’s health and quality of life.

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Teacher Background Video

The accompanying teacher background video provides teachers with additional information about the Biomedical Engineering field, and how they can help interested students prepare for a Biomedical Engineering educational path. The video also offers teacher tips, discussion suggestions, and additional resources.

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