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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
32,000
employed in medtech companies in Ireland
18
of the worlds top 25 medtech companies are based in Ireland

Labour Market Information

According to the Irish Medtech Association 29,000 are employed in Medtech, with many companies planning on hiring new staff.

Career Videos...

 
Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer
Posted by Smart Futures

Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer

 
Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
Posted by BioPharmachem Ireland

Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer

Career Interviews

Patricia Cleary, Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist

Follow your interests because if you like science in school it is likely you will find a job in Ireland that matches your interest.

Xiaona Hou, Product Engineer

I would recommend this job to someone who enjoys problem solving. 

Niamh Yates, Validation Engineer

College Course Videos...

 
Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis LC266  - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
Posted by Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis LC266 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

 
Biotechnology DC181 - Dublin City University
Posted by Dublin City University

Biotechnology DC181 - Dublin City University

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

Biomedical Engineering DC197 - Dublin City University