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Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Billions of patients worldwide depend on medical devices and technologies; at home, at the doctor’s office, in hospitals and in nursing homes. Career opportunities in the world of medical technologies range from the research, design and manufacture of simple consumables such as bandages, to electrically active implantable products such as artificial hearts, cardiovascular stents, orthopaedic knees, wheelchairs and contact lenses, to medical software used to record patient data.

MedTech is set to expand as average life expectancy increases and with it the demand for technology to enhance the quality of life of people living with illness.

Occupations in Medical Devices
(sorted by Job Zone)

Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory assistants help scientists and laboratory technicians in industrial, medical and educational laboratories.

Engineering Craft Machinist

Engineering craft machinists set up and operate a wide range of engineering machines. They use the machines to shape metal, for example, by cutting, grinding and boring.

Illustrator - Technical / Medical

Draws technical illustrations like diagrams for instruction manuals and textbooks.

Laboratory Technician

Works in a laboratory assisting scientific and technical staff with day to day duties.

Machinist - Manufacturing

Operates, sets-up or repairs a variety of machine tools used in the production of precision parts and instruments. 

Materials Technician

Materials technicians experiment on materials and products, work in production, and test how materials react to different conditions, including temperature and stress.

Polymer Technician

A Polymer (or Plastics) technician works in the in the manufacturing sector in a range of industries. 

Product Marketing Manager
Responsible for business planning and supplying product information and support for the direct sales teams.
Biological / Microbiological Scientist

Studies, analyses and collects information about both plant and animal life.


Studies the chemistry of animals and plants and analyses their cells and tissues.

Automation Engineer

Engaged in the design, development and implementation of sensor and robotic systems for applications the technology sector.

Design & Development Engineer

Works on the technical design of new products, selecting materials, researching manufacturing processes, testing prototypes etc.

Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist

Studies the make-up and behaviour of chemicals, the way they react with each other and how they can be used in industrial processes such as producing plastics, pharmaceuticals or silicon chips.

Manufacturing Engineer

Has expertise in a wide range of manufacturing technologies and computer and management control systems.

Materials Scientist / Technologist

Studies the properties and uses of a range of materials, such as metals, glass, plastics and electronics.

Mechanical Engineer

Performs engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.

Medical Sales Representative

Works to ensure doctors and hospital medical staff are aware of, buy and subsequently use their company's products.

Medical Scientist

Works in clinical pathology (hospital) and research laboratories performing and interpreting tests for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease.

Studies the mining, uses and treatment of metals and alloys.
Molecular Biologist
Researches the interactions between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis.
Studies the effects of chemicals and medicine on both animals and humans.
Polymer Engineer

Investigate the behaviour of materials under different conditions, to support advances in technology in a range of industries.

Production & Process Engineer

Develop economical industrial processes that make the huge range of products on which modern society depends, e.g: food and drink; fuel; artificial fibres; pharmaceuticals; chemicals; electronics, plastics; and clean water.

QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst

Checks and tests materials and finished goods towards ensuring that they meet production standards.

QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Manager

Works to ensure Good Manufacturing Practice requirements are met and that international standards are adhered to.

Quality Engineer

Designs, installs, and evaluates quality assurance systems, procedures, and measuring techniques

Test Engineer - ICT

Completes or oversees all the calibration and testing of the various instruments and pieces of equipment used in the lab for measuring, weighing and processing raw and refined materials

Biomedical Engineer

Develops devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices.

Laboratory Manager

Manages all aspects of the laboratory service in chemical, research or clinical laboratories and ensures appropriate staffing, equipment, quality and safety.

Medical Physicist

Applies scientific knowledge, engineering and technological skills to help prevent, diagnose and treat many kinds of disease and health conditions.


Researches how the nervous system behaves; develops pharmaceuticals for neurological disorders.

Prosthetist / Orthotist

Designs, attaches, and provides maintenance for artificial limbs, including robotic implants.