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Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

This sector deals with the use of technology to improve health. It is a significant industry in Ireland, with many people employed in creating medical devices such as contact lenses, diabetes injectors and ventilators. Biomedical technologies fuse biology and medicine with the goal of maintaining and improving animal and human health. On the more advanced edges of the sector the devices worked on can seem like they’re straight out of a science fiction movie.

Skills

    Lab work, health and safety, maths, chemistry, biology, engineering, operating machinery, quality control, teamwork, critical thinking, creating and following processes, using computers, data analysis & statistics, problem solving, technology,

Key Facts

33%
of all contact lenses in the world are made in Ireland
300+
medtech companies operating in Ireland
25,000
employed in medtech companies in Ireland
18
of the worlds top 25 medtech companies are based in Ireland

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Career Interview Videos...

Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer
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Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer

Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
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Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer

College Course Videos...

Biomedical Engineering CR520  - Cork Institute of Technology
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Biomedical Engineering CR520 - Cork Institute of Technology

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering LM115  - University of Limerick
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Chemical & Biochemical Engineering LM115 - University of Limerick

Biomedical Engineering DC197  - Dublin City University
Posted by Dublin City University

Biomedical Engineering DC197 - Dublin City University