Job of the future

Biomedical engineer

The biomedical engineer studies, designs, develops and evaluates systems, technologies or equipment for the medical sector. He or she ensures that the equipment and the technologies are functional, reliable and effective. The biomedical engineer is the resource-person for scientific and technical support to users of biomedical technologies.

Main duties

1. Design or develop biomedical equipment or procedures

2. Evaluate equipment or procedures (safety, effectiveness and efficiency)

3. Install, adjust, repair and ensure technical assistance for biomedical equipment

4. Ensure that the users of biomedical equipment receive training

5. Ensure technological and scientific monitoring

Academic training


Undergraduate studies

Bachelor of Biomedical engineering

Bachelor of engineering in a related field

Biomedical technology certificate

Short graduate program in Biomedical technology


Graduate studies (An asset)

Master’s in Biomedical engineering

Master’s in engineering in Health technology

Specialized graduate diploma in Biomedical engineering

Specialized graduate diploma in Health technology


Postgraduate studies (An asset)

Ph.D. in Biomedical engineering

Ph.D. in Health technology

Continuous training

Professional corporation: Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Hiring sub-sectors

Innovative Pharmaceuticals
Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)
Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
Medical Technologies
Health IT / AI
Natural Health Products

Profile of required skills

Biomedical engineer profile

  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming languages and tools
  • Be proficient in user experience (UE) principles
  • Identify and analyze product risks
  • Know a product’s design principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the development cycle
  • Technical drafting
  • Know how to model and manage data
  • Know production/manufacturing standards (ISO)
  • Know the regulations (SC, FDA, EMA)
  • Be familiar with documentation best practices
  • Product management
  • Master the art of communicating and presenting
  • Develop an interest in continuous learning
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Understand how AI is integrated in the LSHT value chain
  • Take an interest in innovative and disruptive technologies
Biomedical engineer

Industry opportunities


Required profile

• Graduates of LSHT engineering programs
• Integration of trainees at the end of their university program

Prospects – Findings

• Favourable prospects with the simultaneous development of the hardware and software
• Pressure on technological skills considering the shortage of programmers
• Central user experience

Average salary