What Does a Biomedical Engineering Degree Involve?
06 Jan 21
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Why Biomedical Engineering is in the Top 40% of Careers for Career Satisfaction
When determining what career path to go down, you need to consider how happy you will be in your job role. The average person spends 90,000 hours working over their lifetime, so finding a job you enjoy is crucial. According to a study by Career Explorer, biomedical engineering is in the top 40% careers for career satisfaction. Biomedical engineers rated their happiness as 3.4 out of 5. So, what is it about being a biomedical engineer that makes people so content?
One reason why biomedical engineers are satisfied in their job role is that it pays well. Your salary will depend on whether you work for the NHS or privately. The Agenda for Change (AfC) pay rates tend to cover jobs in the NHS. Entry-level salaries are Band 5, meaning they range from £24,907 to £30,615. You can then progress to Band 6, with salaries between £31,365 and £37,890 and progress further to higher bands, as you become more experienced. If you qualify in biomedical engineering, also known as BME engineering, and work in the private sector, the average pay is £64,000 per annum.
A meaningful job role
Another reason biomedical engineers give for job satisfaction is that the role gives them a sense of purpose. This is a meaningful career, which can have a significant impact on the lives of others. As a biomedical engineer, you will research, design, and develop medical products and modify equipment used hospitals and the community. You can make a difference in the quality of life and lifespan of individuals across the world, and this reason alone creates immense career satisfaction.
Work environment, job prospects, and opportunities
Jobs are widely available across the United Kingdom in biomedical engineering, meaning you will have plenty of options once you finish university. The workplace environment is another aspect many biomedical engineers give as providing job satisfied. The workplace can be a clinic, workshop, laboratory, office, or a combination of all these settings. It is possible to find an environment that best suits you. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to branch into other areas of research once you’ve completed a degree in BME engineering.
Why Study Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bolton?
If you want to make a real difference in science and research, look at the various biomedical engineering courses available at the University of Bolton. This is the perfect first step to achieving a career as a successful biomedical engineer. We ensure that your university experience is just as satisfying as your career will be and that you will enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe while you are studying with us. That is why we have ranked No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years.*
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Whether you want to branch into prosthetic engineering, biomaterials, or tissue engineering, you can get started on your path to greatness with a BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree from Bolton University, the best university in the North West. Find out more by getting in touch with us today. Our award-winning Student Services Team is on-hand for queries about finance, funding, wellbeing, living in and around Greater Manchester and disability support.
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