Jobs in Demand

You can find rewarding roles in all areas of Medtronic, but we commonly have career opportunities in the following critical functions:

Regulatory Affairs

Employees in Regulatory Affairs help get our life-changing therapies to market. Their primary role is to ensure we meet ever-increasing worldwide regulatory requirements at every stage of the product lifecycle. These exciting roles connect patients with therapies that can save and improve their lives.

We have opportunities at various levels, and most require a bachelor's degree in a life sciences or technical field. Ideal candidates can think analytically and communicate with diverse audiences. These jobs also require strong organizational, computer, and writing skills to manage the necessary electronic documentation. To find open positions, go to our Australasia/Europe or our US/Puerto Rico Career Opportunities.


A key platform of the Medtronic Mission is “to strive without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products.” To uphold that promise, we have thousands of employees around the world dedicated to quality. Their roles cover the entire product lifecycle and all functional areas, including engineering, data analysis, auditing, and inspecting. Ideal candidates have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a physical science, 2 to 3 years of experience in quality assurance, knowledge of medical device regulations and ISO standards, and ASQ certification. Experience in Six Sigma is a plus. If you’re passionate about medical technology, find positions in your region by visiting our Australasia/Europe or our US/Puerto Rico Career Opportunities.

Clinical Studies

We continually explore new ways to treat chronic conditions. At any one time, we have over 200 clinical trials underway worldwide. Our Clinical Studies professionals perform many trial-related functions, including collecting and analyzing data, training investigators, recruiting and enrolling subjects, and maintaining records. Their important work helps us demonstrate the positive impact our therapies have on people’s lives. Many of these employees are former physicians or nurses. Ideal candidates have a bachelor’s degree in life sciences, statistics, or a related medical/scientific field. The jobs also require attention to detail, advanced written and oral communication skills, medical terminology acumen, and knowledge of medical research regulations. To see if you're a good match for any of our open positions globally, go to our Australasia/Europe or our US/Puerto Rico Career Opportunities.


With each new therapy we create, we need knowledgeable, determined sales reps to inform and educate healthcare professionals and administrators around the world. These are no order-taker roles; Medtronic sales professionals are consultative partners. They work closely with clients in more than 120 countries to match specific practice needs with specific Medtronic therapies. Ideal candidates have a bachelor's degree, at least 2 to 3 years of medical sales experience, and a passion for transforming technology to improve the human condition. Clinical interest and acumen are also a must, since every new sales employee begins their Medtronic career with intense product and disease training. We also offer some entry-level associate sales positions, which include six months of training. See entry-level requirements. If you’re ready for a satisfying sales career in a highly competitive industry, go to our Australasia/Europe or our US/Puerto Rico Career Opportunities.

Sales Clinical Support

Our clinical specialists fulfill a critical step in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life: They train and educate healthcare professionals and patients on how to use our products. One day, they may be training a technician to analyze device data and the next working with an implant surgeon in the OR. We look for candidates with a bachelor's degree in nursing or engineering, 2 to 3 years experience in a clinical setting, and strong technical and communication skills. Experience in medical writing and/or cath labs a plus. We also offer some entry-level support positions and provide comprehensive training for those employees. See entry-level requirements. To find open clinical support positions, go to our Australasia/Europe or our US/Puerto Rico Career Opportunities.


Engineers are the trailblazers behind our innovative technologies. They work in a collaborative environment, sharing ideas as they design, develop, teach, plan, produce, research, sell, service, and test new life-changing therapies. We look for candidates with a bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical or biomedical engineering; strong communication skills; willingness to work in a team environment; and a strong working knowledge of medical device quality and regulatory requirements. If you're interested in sharing your unique engineering talents with us, go to our US/Puerto Rico Career Opportunities.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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