Answered by Rachael, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Biomedical Engineering is an educational discipline with variety of traditional and nontraditional career paths. Traditionally, BME’s are employed with Pharmaceutical, Hospitals, Educational and Research Institutions, and Government Regulatory Agencies. Nontraditional career paths include working as an investment analyst for financial firms providing investment advice on bioscience and pharma companies. There are also paths as a Technology Analyst or Business Analyst for an Information Technology company, or Business Solutions Provider supporting bioscience clients. In addition, you could pursue a Marketing Specialist type of role for pharma advertising companies, or Sales Specialist for a medical equipment manufacture, or even a pharmaceutical company and the list goes on. Ideally. it is best to figure out where you want to take your career and what you want to do with your education, then target your search based on that. Check out LinkedIn, or other professional networking sites to search for people with your educational background. You see what they are doing with their careers, and reach out to them to get insight on their role.