Biomedical Technologies & Medtech

Biomedical Technologies & Medtech


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.

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This sector is all about development and innovation in the medical field. You need to have a desire to understand the human (or animal) body combined with an interest and the skills required in developing devices and technology which the medical profession can use to improve health. You may design and engineer medical devices or diagnostic technology through experiments and research. Most roles are highly technical and typically require a third level qualification in a science or engineering.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Biomedical Technologies & Medtech sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • chemistry
  • complying with regulations
  • conducting experiments
  • creating and following processes
  • critical thinking
  • data analysis & statistics
  • electronics
  • engineering
  • health and safety
  • lab work
  • manufacturing
  • maths
  • operating machinery
  • problem solving
  • quality control
  • recording information
  • biology
  • teamwork

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