What you need to know if you are interested in a medical devices career
Although medical devices tend to be based on mechanical, electrical and/or materials engineering, which will place those with qualifications in any of these fields at a distinct advantage, prospective entrants to the sector are also expected to have a strong biological and biological sciences background.
The skill-set that you will require to succeed in the medical device sector will depend largely on the specific job in which you are interested. While, for example, a research and development role may place an emphasis on strong engineering skills, if you are to be tasked with the management of a team of people on a project, 'softer' skills like communication and team leadership will be crucial.
Meanwhile, 'people skills' and a willingness to travel are prerequisites for those working in the sales side of the sector, as is a high level of knowledge in - and enthusiasm for - the devices that they are to be responsible for selling.
When seeking your next big role in the medical devices industry - whether it will be your first or the latest of many - you shouldn't hesitate to draw upon our considerable sector-specific expertise here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, including in such sub-areas as quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, validation, clinical trials or any of a wide range of others.
Why work in the medical device industry?
There are many reasons why someone might choose to work in the medical device industry, but a curiosity for new technology and a passion for caring for sick patients are among some of the most popular. When you work in the medical device industry, your innovation and hard work can improve the lives of hundreds - if not thousands - of people. A device that you research, manufacturer or test, could be used for centuries to improve the quality of life for people across the globe.
Working in the medical device industry comes with a lot of responsibility and there are sure to be challenges along the way. It's not the kind of job you pursue if you're someone who likes to see instant results. One thing's for certain though, when you and your team make a medical device breakthrough it will be immensely rewarding! As a professional working in the medical device industry, you'll be proud to have a life-changing role.
So, if you're passionate about medicine and technology, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with the Hyper Recruitment Solutions team and we'll help you find a life-changing role in the medical device industry.