Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

8.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $46.83 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 0.0% (Totally Safe)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 9.8% by 2031
'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' was $97,410, or $46.83 hourly
'Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers' are paid 112.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as bioengineers and biomedical engineers?

As of 2021 there were 17,190 people employed as Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.012% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 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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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 (Likely) 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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