Biomedical Science

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Biologist/Scientist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chiropractor*
  • Clinical Technician
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dentist*
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Government Lab Services
  • Health Services Administrator*
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Device/ Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Medicine/Physician*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Optometrist*
  • Pharmacist*
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Physician Assistant*
  • Podiatrist*
  • Product Development
  • Professor/Teacher*
  • Public Health* 
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Research Chemist
  • Veterinarian*

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Federal and State Government
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public Health Departments
  • Research and Biotechnology Firms
  • Universities and Colleges

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • Beckman Coulter
  • BioAmber, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific
  • Brennen Medical
  • Ecolab
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MN State Institutions
  • Pace Analytical
  • R&D Systems
  • St. Cloud Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • University of MN
  • Upsher-Smith
  • Viromed
  • Xcel Energy

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$35,000-$75,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Desire to help others
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of scientific methods
  • Manual dexterity
  • Multicultural competence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong math and science background
  • Work well on a team