Biomedical Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
1,146
declining 12.9%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$2,521
growing 20.3%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$37,182
growing 2%
Average Wage
$93,774
growing 2.22%
People in Workforce
407,451
growing 1.9%
Average Employee Age
44.4
growing 0.156%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Biomedical Technology degree recipients are Joliet, IL, Waco, TX, and Oceanside, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Biomedical Technology degree recipients are Joliet, IL, Fort Washington, PA, and Oceanside, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Biomedical Technology is a associates degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Biomedical Technology and the types of students that study this field. Joliet Junior College awards the most degrees in Biomedical Technology in the US, but Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan and Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Biomedical Technology.

Tuition costs for Biomedical Technology majors are, on average, $2,521 for in-state public colleges, and $37,182 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Biomedical Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (74 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (752 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Biomedical Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Biomedical Technology, is Public, 2-year (752 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Biomedical Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$2,521
Median In-State Public
$37,182
Median Out of State Private

Joliet Junior College has the most Biomedical Technology degree recipients, with 90 degrees awarded in 2020.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Biomedical Technology.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Biomedical Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Biomedical Technology, with 14.3%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Biomedical Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Biomedical Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Biomedical Technology.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $93,774 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

The industry that employs the most Engineering Technologies majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
$93,774
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,966
2.22%
1 Year Growth
± 4.37%

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $93,774 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Engineering Technologies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Engineering Technologies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Most Common

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The most common occupations Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Engineering Technologies majors working as Industrial engineers, including health & safety, Materials engineers, and Mechanical engineers.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Engineering Technologies majors are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Economists.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
407,451
2020 Workforce
± 15,650
1.9%
1 Year Growth
± 5.36%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.9%, from 399,872 in 2019 to 407,451 in 2020.

The largest single share of Engineering Technologies graduates go on to work as Other managers (6.75%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Engineering Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

The most common industries that employ Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Construction, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
407,451
2020 Workforce
± 15,650
1.9%
1 Year Growth
± 5.36%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.9%, from 399,872 in 2019 to 407,451 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Engineering Technologies graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Engineering Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Engineering Technologies in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering Technologies is 44.4.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Engineering Technologies degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Engineering Technologies (440 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
44.4
Average Age in 2020
± 0.489 Years
0.156%
1 Year Change
± 1.56%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Engineering Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 35 and 33 years old, which represent 2.89% and 2.8% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Biomedical Technology are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Engineering Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (61.4%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Biomedical Technology.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    440 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    329 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    183 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Biomedical Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    189 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    126 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    56 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Biomedical Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Biomedical Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    50,890 degree recipients
  2. China
    5,753 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    4,847 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. India
    7.21 times more than expected
  2. Georgia (country)
    5.54 times more than expected
  3. United Arab Emirates
    4.96 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Engineering Technologies degrees (7.21 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (50,890 degree recipients).

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Biomedical Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biomedical Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Biomedical Technology majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Biomedical Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Quality Control Analysis, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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