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Biomedical engineering prospects?

  1. Jan 26, 2016 #1
    Hey everyone. A friend of mine has recently finished high school and is unsure of whether she wants to pursue medicine or biomed engineering. She tells me that she's equally interested in both. However, she's currently inclined towards medicine, mainly because she has been told by certain people on certain forums that the biomed engineering industry, although growing, is very small, so her employment prospects would be grim. (This is in Australia BTW)

    I mentioned several areas of current research, but to be honest I don't really know how big the industry is and how big it's going to be in 5 years ( she wants to get a masters), so I was looking for advice on the matter. Thanks. :)
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  3. Jan 26, 2016 #2
    You are right to think you need info specific to Austrailia, but I'm not sure we have any experts on Aussie biomed here.

    There are enough common courses in the undergrad pre-med and biomed curricula that one does not really need to decide until scheduling second year college classes.
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