I am a biomedical engineer. This field is projected to grow the fastest of all engineering majors in the next decade.
The strategy for a successful job search involves (1) demand for skills, (2) location, (3) job networking, and (4) translation of studies to real-world projects.
In that regard, most biomedical engineering curricula are multi-disciplinary with courses in electronics, applied physics, sensors, mechanics, anatomy, physiology, and chemistry. These courses can be combined with electives for specializing in topics such as medical imaging, surgical robotics, embedded programming, biomechanics, biomaterials, pharmaceutical chemistry, tissue engineering, artificial organs, etc.
For maximum job search probability, the program should also include FDA compliance regulations.
Go to http://www.dice.com
and do a search with these key words. You will find many biomedical engineering jobs. If you want, you can get one of them when you graduate. Just show the list to your advisor and ask about colleges, programs, majors, course options, etc. to get the job you like in the lists you find.
* 21 CFR Part 11
* medical imaging
* medical device
* part 820
* systems clinical
* mechanical implant
* class II
These key words above should help you find a list of jobs across the country. The demand is high in certain regions. Location is also the key.