Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

risk level
Based on 415 votes
by year 2032
or $47.86 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

0.0% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

24% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 9.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' was $99,550, or $47 per hour

'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' were paid 115.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 19,210 people employed as 'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as 'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers'.

Job description

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

SOC Code: 17-2031.00


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Devin Howe (No chance) says
Too much creativity and originality is required
Jul 15, 2023 at 02:26 AM
Valentin Ninov (Uncertain) says
AI can become able to design biomedical devices and automate the process
Dec 12, 2022 at 11:45 AM
kali says
Engineers are the ones who made AI and won't let it take their jobs :P
Jul 10, 2022 at 09:55 AM
Jax (No chance) says
The complexity needed for biomedical engineering is off the charts. Not a chance in hell it's getting taken over in the next 20 years
Jun 23, 2022 at 11:52 PM
hopefulBME (Low) says
Biomedical engineers will be the ones to improve the technology in many areas of life. As technology increases, this job will only become more prevalent and still require human insight.
Dec 14, 2021 at 08:21 PM
Quimy says
I don't think it will be automated because it's a job that seeks to create knowledge, and for that creativity is needed in the first place. Neural networks would not advance so fast in their evolution as to develop such a level of creativity in a few years.
Nov 24, 2021 at 06:52 PM
Jm (No chance) says
I believe jobs that require creativity (like engineering) will be off the last to ever be replaced by robots and automatization
Mar 13, 2021 at 08:47 PM
Martin (No chance) says
Engineering is a creative activity and in this case it combines several areas of knowledge. So in the short term I don't see it likely
Jul 21, 2020 at 03:22 AM
Pabriel (Moderate) says
I voted "likely" because I think that artificial intelligence will soon be able to engineer bio-medicines in the near future.
Nov 22, 2019 at 06:10 PM

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