Biomedical engineers are professionally trained to apply engineering analysis and design to clinical applications. Biomedical engineers understand how the human body functions as a complex system and can design medical interventions to help protect, identify and/or treat diseases and injuries. The systems designed by biomedical engineers will improve patient outcomes and quality of life while decreasing the financial burden of medical care to society.
Biomedical engineers have numerous career opportunities to choose from and have the fastest rate of employment growth compared to all other fields of engineering! They are employed by hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medical device and testing companies, government agencies, universities, and medical schools.
Virginia Tech's biomedical engineering minor program is uniquely suited to provide research opportunities to all enrolled students. Our School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) faculty is committed to undergraduate research exposing students to state-of-the-art research laboratories.
Pamela J. VandeVord, PhD
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