The demand for bioengineers is expected to increase by 15 percent a year through 2020, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Students in bioengineering will seek careers in industrial, health care, academic, government and private laboratories. Many will find that their professional careers are filled with great challenges and even greater rewards as they experience the profound differences their efforts can make in improving human life. The typical bioengineer will play a critical role in translating medical needs into engineering specifications. These engineers will work in team environments that will include scientists, engineers, clinicians and life scientists.

For current and future bioengineering students exploring career options, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has designed a helpful website, a tool to “navigate the circuit.”