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February 23, 2020, 03:26:49 pm

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Rumena

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Biomedical engineering
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:23:01 pm »
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Hey everyone,
So I just graduated from biomed and will be starting biomedical engineering this year. Throughout the 3 years I always thought I would apply for med, but I kind of lost interest in becoming a doctor since realising that I don't have the right personality or mindset fit for a doctor. Therefore I applied for BME instead. However, from what I've seen online, there aren't much jobs for biomedical engineers. As a result I am now freaking out and really unsure of my future. The other option is to do civil engineering instead, which has much better job prospects. But it would feel weird pursuing a completely different career, which is mainly the reason why I chose BME than anything else.
I was wondering what your opinions are and if anyone doing/has done BME could give me some insight?

Thank you

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Re: Biomedical engineering
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 07:15:39 pm »
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I don't know much about the biomedical engineering job market but engineering in general is one of the most employable fields in AUS and the world.

Might be worth having a look at this booklet from unimelb on biomedical engineering.

https://eng.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/2942712/eng-biomedical-careers.pdf

It shows a rough career progression - when you first graduate you only have two options (as shown in the pdf) being "biomedical research engineer" and a "graduate biomedical engineering" once you have the experience you will be open to more and more opportunities.

You could possibly talk to some people running biomedical engineering at unimelb and talk about the recent graduates and what sort of job prospects they have had.