Your Career in the Medical Device Industry
Discover the hidden gem of the healthcare industry: medical device specialist careers.
When it comes to choosing a career path, the medical device industry holds a well-kept secret. We’re here to tell you that it’s truly a rewarding job. Being a medical device specialist offers variety, excitement, personal, and financial fulfillment.
You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside brilliant medical professionals, make a positive impact on patients’ lives, and earn a comfortable living. And if you train with PrepMD, you could be helping practitioners implant pacemakers and apply other lifesaving devices within a year.
About the Industry
Medical device specialist jobs exist in all medical specialties. At PrepMD, we focus on training you on cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and electrophysiology (EP) devices, such as pacemakers, ICDs, mapping and ablation catheters. Cardiac medical devices offer patients better quality of life—and the cardiac medical device industry offers many paths to career success. Combined, cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices made up the largest single segment of the overall cardiovascular medical device market in 2015.
Medical Device Specialist Job Responsibilities
Medical device specialists are hired both within the industry and the healthcare sector. As a medical device specialist, your job is to support the clinical and technical applications of medical devices. You perform these duties either in the procedure room, as the device is being deployed in the patient, and/or in the post-operative monitoring of patients who have certain types of devices implanted. It’s your job to ensure physicians and nurses are satisfied by helping their patients achieve a better quality of life through the effective use of these devices. (Note that some companies may refer to medical device specialists as clinical specialists or clinical representatives.)
Career Support at PrepMD
We believe no other medical device training program prepares you for success in the field as comprehensively as we do at PrepMD. That’s because our co-founders and faculty all have years of leadership experience among the world’s top companies in the industry. In addition to understanding the clinical and technological skills you need to have market knowledge. We also have first-hand knowledge of what hiring managers look for, how you can best present yourself during interviews with hiring managers, which companies may have roles that match your strengths and interests, and the soft skills you’ll need to develop for continued success once you’re hired.
Trusted by more than 350 students over more than 21 sessions and 8 years. Relied on by hiring managers across the industry. PrepMD’s 94% job placement rate for new graduates speaks to our success in preparing candidates to achieve both within the medical device industry and the healthcare sector.