Careers & Alumni

Common Career Paths for Bioengineers

Employment sectors (with example job responsibilities) for graduates with bioengineering degrees include:

  • Education and Research: Teaching at the high school through university level, cutting-edge bioengineering research at universities and government agencies
  • Medicine: Practicing physicians in all clinical specialties, and research physicians performing clinical trials and translational research
  • Industry: Work in medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech firms

Alumni Profiles

Nick Perkons (‘14) - Nick is a graduate of the SB program in Engineering Sciences on the Bioengineering track.  He pursued both academic and industrial research internships during his undergraduate years, and he will be attending the MD/PhD program in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.  Nick has been awarded a full fellowship for graduate studies through the Medical Scientist Training Program.

Tyler Clites (‘14) - Tyler is a graduate of the SB program in Engineering Sciences on the Bioengineering track.  He pursued both academic and industrial research internships during his undergraduate years, and he will be attending the PhD program in Bioengineering at MIT.  Tyler has been awarded a full fellowship for graduate studies through the National Science Foundation.

Justine Hasson (‘14) - Justine is a graduate of the SB program in Engineering Sciences on the Bioengineering track.  She pursued research internships both at Harvard and in Germany during her undergraduate years.  She will be working as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group, and she has been accepted to the 2+2 program at Harvard Business School (a deferred admission process comprised of two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program).

Mureji Fatunde (‘12) - Mureji is a graduate of the AB program in Biomedical Engineering.  She pursued public policy research during her undergraduate years.  She won a Whitaker International Fellowship to obtain her master’s degree from the London School of Economics.  She has worked with the World Health Organization and plans to continue working in global health and public policy.