Engineering science medical technology
What can I do with my course in Engineering Science and Medical Technology?
- Careers in Engineering Science and Medical Technology
- Skills and related occupations
- Salary and job outlook
Careers in Engineering Science and Medical Technology
As a medical technologist you will design and develop medical and physiological instrumentation, prosthetics, medical imaging equipment and other health care devices by applying engineering solutions to medical problems. Your devices can help to save and improve lives by detecting medical problems earlier and by providing more effective treatment options.
You will be qualified to work within the medical device and diagnostics industry facilitating new innovations in biomedical and health care systems and technologies. You may work within small Australian firms such as exporters, importers and suppliers and manufacturers of medical technology.
You can also find opportunities in medical research and development, medical instrumentation, prosthetics and in health organisations.
Skills and attributes
Key skills that Engineering Science and Medical Technology graduates demonstrate are:
- Technical and engineering skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
- Investigation and research techniques
- Teamwork skills
- Project management skills
Related occupations include:
- Sports engineer
- Electronics engineer
- Mechanical designer/engineer
- Industrial designer of sporting equipment
- Ergonomics/OHS specialist
Some related roles may require further study or experience. Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.
Salary and job outlook
Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.
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