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Sectors
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

Career Interview Videos...

Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
Posted by BioPharmachem Ireland

Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer

Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer
Posted by Smart Futures

Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer

College Course Videos...

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

Biomedical Engineering DC197 - Dublin City University

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

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering LM115 - University of Limerick

Industrial Biochemistry - University of Limerick
Posted by University of Limerick

Industrial Biochemistry - University of Limerick