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Question by Mujahid: What are good career options after finishing a degree in biomedical science?
Hi everyone! I’m doing biomedical science at the moment and i was wondering which career option would be a great choice? With the way the economy is at the moment, i would like to hop into something that pays really well, over 100k, to live a good life i really dont want to be worrying about money. I’m willing to do post-grad degrees, but not too interested in doing a course which will take longer than 4 years to complete.
Thank you 🙂
Answer by In Science we trust
I suggest that you consider the medical device business which is about designing, making and delivering medical device technology. It is a growth field and is one of the most recession proof areas of the economy. For example, pacemakers, catheters, stents, artificial hearts, dialysis machines, artificial joints, and vascular grafts are some of the devices that engineers help produce. There are also many opportunities in marketing, clinical support, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, etc. You should know that the device business is highly concentrated geographically with a relatively small number of high density areas that are the best places to find a job. The major areas with a large number of companies are:
Orange County, CA
S.F. Bay area (specifically Silicon Valley)
There are other areas that have an emerging biomedical company presence (e.g. Seattle & Salt Lake City) but they pale in comparison to the big ones above.
For job opportunities, check out the job listings on MD&DI (the leading industry magazine/website): http://www.devicelink.com/mddi/
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