The Need for Talent in the Clinical Technology Management Field Is Growing!
By Suzanne Harvey, Recruitment Manager
Do you have an interest in technology and health care? Would you like a rewarding career that interacts with patients yet keeps you focused on the technical equipment that helps provide for their care?
Careers in Clinical Technology Management – which provides upkeep for thousands of pieces of clinical, biomedical and diagnostic equipment in a hospital – is a career in high demand. About 25% of the employees in the Clinical Technology Management industry will be retiring in the next 10 years. Even more interesting, there are only 300 new graduates coming out of two-year BioMedical Engineering college programs each year, not including potential candidates from the military. Because of this, the need for talent in this field is growing.
At Sodexo, our Clinical Technology professionals – also known as Healthcare Technology – enjoy daily interaction with patients, while building an environment to help them heal in many of the nation's best hospitals and healthcare organizations. Our teams ensure that the equipment and systems vital to patient healing are at peak performance in order to provide the highest quality of care.
Dave Francoeur, Senior Director, Brand and Quality for Sodexo Clinical Technology Management, is passionate about this career field. That's why he is so involved with organizations like the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). He's on the board of AAMI and recently spoke at the organization's national conference, serving as a panelist for the Clinical Engineering Symposium around “Diagnostic Imaging: the Next Frontier.“
He also says that our challenge – as a company, and an industry – is to engage high school and college students interested in the clinical technology field. If we can ignite the passion in our students, we will meet the need for top talent in Clinical Technology Management in the future.
Learn more about Clinical Technology careers at Sodexo and read stories about our employees to see if working in this field for Sodexo is a good fit for you!