Make the move to medical engineering today

Make the Leap to Medical Engineering Today: Exploring Opportunities in the STEM Industry in Ireland

The thriving growth of the medical engineering sector in Ireland over the past two decades has been truly remarkable.

Despite the economic recession's impact on various industries in Ireland since 2008, the medical device sector has not only survived but flourished.

Today, Ireland proudly employs over 25,000 professionals in the medical engineering field, making it Europe's leading employer of medtech experts per capita.

With 15 of the world's top 25 medical device companies strategically located in Ireland, the country has become Europe's premier hub for manufacturing medical technologies and a globally recognized center of excellence.

Likewise, Ireland is home to 19 of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies, employing over 50,000 skilled professionals in the sector.

The sustained growth of these industries has enticed many engineering specialists to transition into the field of medical engineering. The encouraging news is that medical and pharmaceutical sectors are increasingly seeking potential employees from outside their traditional markets.

Now is an opportune time to consider joining the Medical Device sector, especially if you possess experience in other regulated industries. Engineers with backgrounds in Automotive, Electronics, Aerospace, Food, and Electronics possess valuable transferable skills that make them highly desirable to the Medical Device sector. These skills include Process Improvement, Problem Solving (e.g., DMAIC), Troubleshooting, Validation, and Lean Six Sigma, among others.

Making a transition between sectors not only broadens your horizons and provides valuable experience but also exposes you to new challenges and enhances your employability while engaging in exciting new projects.

There are numerous reasons driving this shift. From a job satisfaction standpoint, professionals in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors contribute to the creation of various devices designed to enhance the quality of life for their users.

These devices include pacemakers, defibrillators, artificial organs, limb prosthetics, hearing implants, MRI machines, ultrasound equipment, and x-ray imaging devices, among others.

There is a profound humanistic aspect to this profession, as medical engineers can genuinely claim that their work both improves and saves lives.

Exports of medical devices and diagnostic products now account for eight percent of Ireland's total merchandise exports. The continued efforts of IDA Ireland ensure that more and more companies choose to invest in Ireland.

Moreover, pharmaceutical and medical device companies consistently rank among the top employers in the country, known for their employee-centric approach, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and rewarding work environments.

To explore exciting job opportunities in the field of medical engineering, please contact Hero Recruitment Galway at (091) 730022, Cork at (021) 2066287, or Dublin at (01) 6190279. For further information, visit our website at or connect with Hero Recruitment on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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