Five Best Medical Device Companies to Work For | BioMedical Mondays 07

Within every field of engineering, there are companies that just about every student wants to work for.  For example, aerospace engineering students want to work for SpaceX.  For computer science majors, the companies that come to mind are Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and the list goes on and on.  The field of biomedical engineering is the same.  Here are five of the best biomedical engineering companies to work for.

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1. Johnson and Johnson: An american multinational medical device, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical company.  The company is known for many of its brands, such as Band-Aid, Neutrogena, and Johnson's Baby products.  Some of its medical device products include, but are not limited to, vision care, surgical instruments, and diabetes care.  With around 127,100 employees worldwide, Johnson and Johnson is the world's largest medical device company.  It is also one of the oldest, being founded in 1886

2. Medtronics: An american medical device company based in Fridley, Minnesota and Dublin, Ireland.  It has several business areas: heart failure, Parkinson's Disease, urinary incontinence, Downs Syndrome, obesity, chronic pain, spinal disorders, and diabetes.  98,000 people are employed by the company and it is also an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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3. Baxter International: Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Baxter International is a Fortune 500 company.  The company differentiates itself by focusing mostly on products that treat hemophilia, kidney disease, immune disorders, and other acute and chronic medical conditions.  The company has two businesses: BioScience and Medical Products.  57% of the company’s revenue comes from its Medical Products department.  Around 48,000 employees work for Baxter.

4. Becton Dickenson (BD): Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD is one of the oldest medical device companies.  The organization is known for pioneering the production of hypodermic needles and glass syringes made in the United States.  BD has three business segments: BD Medical, BD Life Sciences, and BD Biosciences.  Around 49,500 people work for BD.

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5. Abbott: An american worldwide healthcare company, with its headquarters in Lake Bluff, Illinois.  The company has seven business divisions: Diabetes Care, Diagnostics, Endovascular, Established Pharmaceuticals (EFD), Medical Devices, Medical Optics, Nutrition.  Abbott, just like Johnson and Johnson, is also a very old company.  It was founded in 1888.  Just like Medtronics, Abbott is also an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Here are five of the many great medical device companies available for Biomedical engineering majors to work for.  Keep in mind that there are many other great medical device companies out there. GE Healthcare, Stryker, and Boston Scientific are some examples of such companies.  Five were only listed for the sake of this article.  Just to clarify some terminology, an Equal Opportunity employer is an employer that does not discriminate against, race, religion, sex, natural origin, citizenship, disabilities, and whole list of other possible reasons an employer can discriminate.  Keep this in mind when searching for what company to work for, because you may not be a citizen or a green card holder.  Always do more research to learn more about the company.    

Author: Hamza Waheed