uc davis biomedical engineering careers

What Can I Do With a BME Degree?

BME Career Paths

Our graduates have a strong foundation in mathematics and engineering principles, which when combined with their understanding of the physical and biological sciences results in a diverse skill set that can be applied to a wide range of careers.

A bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering provides interdisciplinary training that prepares you well for engineering practice, academic or clinical research, healthcare, education, service, or related activities, or for graduate or professional studies.

Biomedical engineers are currently in high demand to meet the needs of the healthcare and medical device industries.

Graduate and Professional Study

34 percent of our alumni attend graduate school in a range of disciplines such as:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Other engineering
  • Biological sciences

14 percent attend professional school in:

  • Healthcare fields: medical, optometry, dental, public health, orthotics/prosthetics, physical therapy
  • Business
  • Education
  • Law

Industry Careers

Our graduates work in a variety of sectors including: 

  • Medical devices – Medtronic, Stryker, Abbott, Intuitive Surgical, Siemens
  • Pharmaceuticals – Genentech, BioMarin, Roche, J&J
  • Diagnostics – Abbott, Novartis, PerkinElmer
  • Research equipment manufacturers – BioRad, Agilent, Becton-Dickinson
  • Biotechnology – Gilead, Moderna, Regeneron
  • Software – Epic