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Biomedical Engineering Manager

Career Area: Engineering

Occupation Group: Engineering Managers

Salary

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An example would be the 25th percentile, 25 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 75 percent earn more than the estimated wage value. At the 75th percentile, 75 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 25 percent earn more than the estimated wage value.

A typical Biomedical Engineering Manager earns the following wages (national and state):

State

The average salary in North Carolina for those pursuing this career is $100,018

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

National

The average salary in the United States for those pursuing this career is $109,512

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Oversees engineering and technical design of biomedical engineering projects, such as biomedical diagnostics in a hospital. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.

Employment Trends

The job demand and job growth statistics shown here were derived from job posts over the past year. Expected job growth projections are extrapolated from year-over-year job post listing history.

Job demand and job growth is expected at the following rates:

LocationGrowth
North Carolina24+10.1%
Nationwide449+5.5%

Skills

A professional in this position typically utilizes the following skills in the course of everyday work in this exciting and challenging field:

Baseline Skills

The following are baseline skills every Biomedical Engineering Manager is expected to have in order to experience success in this field:

  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
  • Teamwork / Collaboration: Experience working in collaborative efforts with a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.
  • Planning: Working experience with the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve desired goals.
  • Problem Solving: Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems.
  • Research: Experience performing creative and systematic work to understand a product, market, or customer, either before building a new solution, or to troubleshoot an existing issue

Specialized Skills

These skills are specific to working in this career:

  • Biotechnology: Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art.
  • Project Management: Project management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
  • Budgeting: Experience planning how the financial resources of a business or department are to be allocated during the next business period.
  • Scheduling: Working experience making schedules, which are basic time-management tools, consisting of a list of times at which possible tasks, events, or actions are intended to take place withing an organization.
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP): Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are the practices required in order to conform to the guidelines recommended by agencies that control authorization and licensing for manufacture and sale of food, drug products, and active pharmaceutical products.

Distinguishing Skills

Any Biomedical Engineering Manager that possesses the following skills will stand out against the competition:

  • Biopharmaceutical Industry Knowledge: A biopharmaceutical, also known as a biologic(al) medical product, biological,[1]
  • Chromatography: Chromatography is a laboratory technique for the separation of a mixture.
  • Biotechnology Manufacturing: Working experience of Biotechnology Manufacturing. The Manufacturing Process in Biotechnology refers to all manufacturing and storage steps in the creation of the finished product from the weighing of components through the storing, packaging, and labeling of the finished product, including, but not limited to, the following: Mixing, granulating, milling, molding, formulating, lyophilizing, tableting, encapsulating, coating, sterilizing, and filling.
  • Tech Transfer: Technology transfer, also called transfer of technology (TOT), is the process of transferring (disseminating) technology from the places and ingroups of its origination to wider distribution among more people and places.
  • Automation Systems: Working experience of Automation Systems. A process automation or automation system (PAS) is used to automatically control a process such as chemical, oil refineries, paper and pulp factories. The PAS often uses a network to interconnect sensors, controllers, operator terminals and actuators.

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills:

  • Clinical Development: Drug development is the process of bringing a new pharmaceutical drug to the market once a lead compound has been identified through the process of drug discovery.
  • Factory Acceptance Testing: The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is a major project milestone in a laboratory automation projectwhere the equipment and/or system integratordemonstrates that the system design and manufacturing meets the contract or Purchase Order (P.O.)specifications (derived from the Functional Requirements Document(FRD), created by the system owner/project manager/project team).

Experience

This position typically requires the following level of experience. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Experience Required%
0 to 2 years9%
3 to 5 years30%
6 to 8 years28%

Many of the programs offered through NC State are designed for working professionals who need additional credentials to enhance existing work experience.

Students who do not have the expected level of experience may wish to look into internship and employment opportunities.

Common Job Titles

It is possible to find work in this field in positions commonly listed as the following job titles:

  • Project Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineering Manager
  • Manager, Engineering Operational Excellence

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