The global medical devices industry experienced a 2% rise in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Medical Devices – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to an 18% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Miscellaneous Engineers jobs accounted for a 3% share of the global medical devices industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 8% over the prior quarter.

Miscellaneous Engineers drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity

Miscellaneous Engineers, with a share of 3%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the medical devices industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 8% quarter-on-quarter. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General came in second with a share of 3% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rise by 32% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include General and Operations Managers with a 3% share in Q3 2022, Laborers and Material Movers with a 2% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in medical devices industry accounted for 38% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Edwards Lifesciences, Danaher, Thermo Fisher Scientific and B. Braun Melsungen. Together they accounted for a combined share of 38% of all environmental sustainability-related active jobs in the medical devices industry.

Edwards Lifesciences posted 576 jobs in Q3 2022 and registered a rise of 5% over the previous quarter, followed by Danaher with 493 jobs and a 102% growth. Thermo Fisher Scientific with 467 jobs and B. Braun Melsungen with 343 jobs, recorded a 58% growth and a 5% increase, respectively, while Abbott Laboratories recorded a 77% increase with 287 job postings during Q3 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 75% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the medical devices industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 75% followed by India (3%) and the UK (3%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points higher than the 73% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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