Medical engineering
Medical engineering

Career opportunities in medical engineering

Medical Engineering graduates gain the skills of engineering, whilst also providing employers with the added experience and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and the ability to communicate with clinicians.

Job opportunities in the field of medical engineering are good and cover a wide range of careers. These include established technologies such as the design and manufacture of medical instrumentation and devices. For example, dialysis machines and artificial hip joints.

Opportunities also exist for clinical engineers within the NHS. They provide a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services in collaboration with medical professionals.

Funding for medical research is growing rapidly and is likely to continue to grow. There is an increasing need for researchers to work at the interface between the traditional disciplines of physical and biomedical sciences. A graduate in Medical Engineering would be ideally placed to take advantage of these opportunities.