On the Job


Biomedical engineering is a fast-growing field, as well as a wide-ranging one.

Firms that hire bioengineers include pharmaceutical companies like Boehringer Mannheim and Eli Lilly; medical equipment and instrument manufacturers such as Siemens Medical Systems, and Thermo Fisher Scientific; and biotechs such as Genentech and Genzyme Corp. Some grads remain in academia to do research. Schools with big bioengineering departments include the University of California-San Diego and Duke University. It's a very entrepreneurial field, so it's not unusual to find bioengineers founding or working for startup companies. Find out more about Biomedical Engineering.