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Medical Field Service Engineer

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Medical field service engineers set up, repair and maintain complex medical equipment used in hospitals, clinics, universities and research companies. They act as a link between the customer or user and equipment supplier or manufacturer.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries are typically between £23,000 and £35,000 a year. This rises to around £45,000 a year or more with experience, particularly when working with highly complex equipment like MRI and CT scanners. Many employers offer additional benefits such as life insurance, company car, bonus scheme, private health care and pension scheme.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Opportunities are with medical equipment and medical device systems manufacturers or providers. Look for jobs in the press and on the internet, including employment agencies and job websites such as The Engineer. Individual employers also directly advertise vacancies on their websites.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
7811
1.2 %
RISE
2024
7902
  United Kingdom
2019
78984
1.6 %
RISE
2024
80214

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

EngineeringUK
Website: http://www.engineeringuk.com
Twitter: @_EngineeringUK

Institution of Engineering and Technology
Tel: 01438 313311
E-mail: postmaster@theiet.org
Website: http://www.theiet.org/
Twitter: @TheIET
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInstitutionofEngineeringandTechnology

Royal Academy of Engineering
Tel: 020 7766 0600
Website: http://www.raeng.org.uk
Twitter: @RAEngNews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAEngineering/

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

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