The U.S. is the global leader in medical devices with a market size of $110 billion that is expected to reach $133 billion in 2016. And it will continue to grow. From an increase in demand to the constant churn of new devices and innovative technologies there will always be something new to develop and test.
Medical device is a field where creative people are able to invent and develop lifesaving and life-improving technologies and devices. It’s an industry that produces a broad range of products from orthopedic devices to surgical products to infusion pumps just to name a few.
If you are interested in working in an industry that allows employees to create innovative products and services that improve lives, then medical device may be the perfect fit.
Companies are struggling to find talented individuals with the skill sets needed which is an opportune time to break into and grow in the industry. The medical device field is quite diverse, ranging from research and development, product design, engineering, production, and quality control to corporate management, sales, and regulatory and legal affairs. Career types range from engineers and clinicians, quality and regulatory affairs, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and information technology, and beyond.
So, how can you get into this industry?
It largely depends on what type of career you want to venture into but being well trained in engineering, medicine and/or biology will give you a competitive advantage.
Overall a strong background in biology and the biology of sciences is needed as well as staying up-to-date on FDA regulatory news and updates. However, certain high-level roles will require a minimum education standard.
If you already work in the medical device industry or are looking to expand your career check out our opportunities with some of the top medical device companies in the world!