Career Placement

The MBID program has gained excellent recognition and acceptance from the Biomedical industry. Placement outcomes for the graduates in the medical device industry have been stellar to date. The students of the program who joined to seek either a fresh career in the medical device industry or those wanting to transition between careers (such as clinical to non-clinical, biotech to biomed or physical therapist to med-tech, etc) have been able to meet their objectives. Program graduates have been hired in diverse functional roles within the medical device industry such as: development engineers, quality engineers, regulatory associates, systems engineers, project managers, field clinical associates, manufacturing engineers, marketing associates and business development/licensing associates. MBID graduates have been hired across the full industry spectrum from start-ups through industry leaders such as Medtronic, Cook Medical, Abbott/St Jude Medical and J&J as listed below:

• Medtronic
• Johnson & Johnson
• St. Jude/Abbott
• Cook Medical
• Boston Scientific
• Stryker Corporation
• Smith & Nephew
• MiRus
• Halyard Medical
• Facet Technologies
• Biotronik

• Alcon Labs
• Dexcom
• Atlas Spine
• Intuitive Surgical
• Future Matrix
• Microbiome Processing
• Microport Orthopedics
• Coulter Foundation
• MiMedx
• Strataca Systems, LLC
• French Tech Hub

Comments of Hiring Managers from Industry


“We believe this program provides a very good understanding of the full life cycle needs for medical device design, manufacturing, regulatory, funding, and marketing. In fact we felt this program provided such a good foundation and understanding of what is needed in the medical device industry that we offered positions in our company to all five graduates that we interviewed.”

Howard Baker,
Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs
Facet Technologies, LLC


“Medtronic has hired MBID graduates because we believe that the diverse project-based curriculum produces graduates capable of working across the company in a variety of roles. More importantly, we feel that the long term impact of the program is to provide future med-tech industry leaders with a rare appreciation of the full cradle to grave device development process. I believe that Medtronic’s next General Manager/President is a MBID graduate.”

Walt Baxter, Ph.D.,
Senior Principal Scientist
Medtronic, PLC


Charting Your Career

In addition to formal career placement services, students enrolled in the MBID graduate program will have frequent opportunities to meet and work with biomedical professionals, companies, and healthcare institutions throughout their course of study. Graduates of the professional master’s program in biomedical innovation and development can take advantage of the full resources of the Coulter Department Career Resources office and the Georgia Tech Career Services office for lifelong networking and career planning.