Job Opportunities

The US Department of Labour has estimated that there will be a substantial growth rate of 30.7% for biomedical engineering jobs through 2014, over twice the job growth of all other types of engineering combined. They also emphasize the need for a graduate degree (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Engineers):


Biomedical engineering offers a wide variety of potential career opportunities. While the market for biomedical engineering jobs is really a wordwide one, there are also local opportunities for graduates of our program in the Ottawa area (e.g. Health Canada, I-stat, Med-Eng, drug and medical device companies, CHEO's biomechanics lab, Patent office, etc.). And although there are only a few large biomedical companies in Canada, there are private sector job opportunities to be found in relatively young local companies. Some of our graduates also decide to pursue studies in medical schools.
A few web sites for job postings and information on the practice of biomedical engineering are listed below:



(Thanks to Institute members Dr. Adler, Dr. Labrosse, Dr. Mussivand, Dr. Dajani and Dr. Munro for providing sources for the above text.)

OCIBME - The Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering