Biomedical Engineering

focuses on technology and processes that medical professionals use and apply to solve complex health problems. Biomedical engineers have a huge impact on how, when, where and why medical care is delivered. You can find them doing things like designing new implants for patients with hip fractures, developing tools that can detect minor heart attacks before they magnify into ventricular fibrillation, and developing the means to deliver drugs to cure local infections or to maintain blood sugar levels in diabetes.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Memphis is a leader in the biomedical industry, employing close to 57,000 professionals across 1,000 establishments. Ten percent of our city's total employment is dedicated to the biomed field (30% higher than the national average). Job prospects are excellent, and earning potential will remain high as the demand for more biomedical engineers is expected to spike because the population of baby boomers are entering their golden years. Biomedical engineers typically work in industries, hospitals, and inside research labs of government, academic and industrial institutions. They might also work for government regulatory agencies.

BY THE NUMBERS

200

Herff is home to the only biomed undergrad degree program within 200 miles of Memphis.

141

students are currently enrolled in the undergrad biomed program.

90

By the time they graduate, 90% of Herff undergrads have either secured positions in biomedical related industries, have been accepted into grad school or have secured other employment.

 44

The Herff Biomedical Engineering program has 44 graduate students.