Professional Success

Pennsylvania is ranked among the top ten states with the largest employment of bioengineers nationwide. Annual mean wages for the profession range from approximately $95K to $100K. 98% of our graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation, and 75% of our MS-MPE graduates enter industry.

The start-ups that employ them are typically those in the Pittsburgh region in which Pitt BioE has played some role in advancing, including helping spin-off the start-up, collaborate on R&D and sponsored research, and have faculty, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates be actively engaged with these start-ups.

Our graduates are having stellar careers at large, multinational organizations such as:

Our graduates also attend medical school, work in government service such as at the FDA, go for additional graduate study, and are employed in other healthcare-related fields.

Find out from some of our MS-MPE Program alumni who highlight in their own words some of their successes and learnings in the MS-MPE Program*

You can also find professional MS student blogs from students from each class of 2017-2023.