The medical device industry is enormous, and there are many different careers to be found in this sector. If you're considering pursuing a career in the medical device industry and you need some information regarding potential roles and salaries, you're in the right place - read on to find out about the highest paying medical device jobs.
First of all, though, let's define exactly what a medical device is. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a medical device is...
"...any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, reagent for in vitro use, software, material or other similar or related article, intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination for a medical purpose."
Due to the nature of medical devices, a lot of careers in the medical device industry are engineering-focused.
Jobs in engineering fields consistently rank among the highest starting salaries in the US, and along with medical professionals and legal partners, they make up a significant percentage of the top 20 best paid jobs in the UK. As a result, it will come as no surprise to you that several of the highest-paying jobs in the medical devices industry are lucrative positions with very generous salaries.