Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, wage and salary employment in the healthcare industry is projected to increase twice as fast as all industries combined through 2016.
Healthcare engineers are in high demand in hospitals, medical device manufacturers, healthcare construction companies, healthcare information technology industries, healthcare consulting firms, nursing homes, diagnostic laboratories, and other components of the healthcare system. Positions include director of engineering at a healthcare company, healthcare system engineer, healthcare construction manager, healthcare design engineer, healthcare maintenance engineer/manager, healthcare safety/security engineer/manager, healthcare support service manager, medical equipment planner, healthcare facility administrator for hospitals and nursing home national chains, quality engineer and manager of medical devices manufacturers, communication network engineer of a hospital, mechanical consulting engineer for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) of healthcare systems, software engineer for emergency department documentation, clinical specialist (technical, educational, sales), clinical engineering system service manager, information technology engineer for a medical diagnostic company, information technology application engineer for a national oncology treatment company, etc.
(Sources: monster.com, careerbuilder.com, American College of Healthcare Executives [www.ache.org], TexasHealthCareJobs.net, TexasLifeScience.com, healthcareengineering.net, flipdog.com, AllHealthJobs.com, jobfunctions.bnet.com, indeed.com, and more.)