Connecting Veterans to Medical Industry Leaders
MedTechVets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving Veterans during career transition and beyond.
Our Vision is to build a bridge to help Veterans find meaningful employment in the Medical Technology Industry.
We bridge the gap for Veterans by providing personalized career transition services, mentorship, and career development guidance. We serve Veterans who plan to enter the MedTech, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, or Medical Device industries.
MedTechVets is proud to be endorsed by Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).
When a Veteran’s military skills and experiences are translated to civilian language, recruiting managers see the benefits of hiring a qualified Veteran. Veterans are able to see the roles within the MedTech, Medical Device, Life Sciences, and Pharmaceutical industries that would best suit their skill set and career aspirations.
MedTechVets Academy is a specialized program that provides more than generic advice about transitioning into medical-related career fields.
The Medical Device field is projected to grow from $455.34 billion in 2021 to $657.98 billion in 2028.¹
The Life Sciences field is projected to grow by approximately 5-8% year-over-year.²
MedTech, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Life Sciences Are Thriving
The United States remains the largest medical device market in the world. The Medical Technology field as a whole includes nearly two billion jobs nationwide. Consumers continue to drive growth in this field as more people are living longer, desiring to remain independent, and asking for technology that helps them achieve their goals.
These statistics demonstrate the ongoing growth and demand in these fields. Veterans can enter a thriving job market after career transition services. Breaking into the MedTech career fields increases their income and advancement potential, and assures they are supported as they continue to make a positive impact.
Veterans – your service doesn’t end, it just looks different now.
How MedTechVets Serves Veterans
Nearly half of post 9/11 Veterans polled reported difficulty transitioning to civilian life and felt overqualified for the jobs they attained based on their military skills and experience.
MedTechVets knows the value Veterans bring to the workforce. With your support, we’re changing the statistics about Veteran employment and transition to civilian life.
These men and women have devoted years to serving our country, yet their skills and leadership abilities are often overlooked or undervalued when they enter the civilian workforce.
MedTechVets Academy curriculum helps veterans discover and demonstrate their talents, translate their experiences, build self-confidence and secure meaningful employment in MedTech careers.
“I am passionate about supporting MedTechVets because the organization allows the medtech industry to give back to Americans who have served their country, while providing the industry with employees who are leaders who want to continue to serve a purpose. The medtech industry has a noble purpose and helps patients all over the world. It is a win- win- win for the veterans, companies and patients.” – Mike Minogue – CEO of Abiomed and Founder of MedTechVets
MedTechVets in Action
"Mentorship is integral for anyone in their professional and personal lives – its even more important when transitioning roles or entertaining a new career. MedTechVets has filled an incredible gap in supporting re-careering, preparing and connecting veterans with MedTech employees. It’s been a true honor for myself, to give back to those who have devoted their lives to service and sacrifice for me. Not only do I hope I have supported individuals through the Academy and mentorship, but I know that I have been inspired in so many ways by the Academy Fellows themselves."
“After completing the fellowship, I know what divisions interest me the most, and I have contacts at all of my target companies. The fellowship made my world smaller and has made navigating the various opportunities in medtech much more manageable.”
"MedTechVets played a key role in helping me get into Medical Device Sales. They trained and prepared me for interviews, paired me with a well-connected mentor, and offered continuing support during my journey. I have been in medical device sales for six years now and the entire trajectory of my life has changed. Mentoring is my way to clear a path for the veterans standing where I once stood."
“Even though I've worked in one form of healthcare or another for the past 18 years, the Academy opened my eyes to more career paths that I didn't even know existed and the people to try to make one a reality.”
“"MedTechVets presents one of the few holistic, Mentee-focused, industry-specific, programs that I have found. It’s focus on the key principle of “network to a role” while equipping the transitioning Military member with a host of supportive transition strategies through active industry and alumni mentors, continues to present an invaluable awareness package that can be effectively leveraged to hiring success."”
“Last year, I attended the MedTechVets event hosted at The MedTech Conference. The information and network gained at this event enabled me to focus my career search on the right company and the right job. I am proud to announce that I have since been hired by Thermo Fisher Scientific as a Clinical Sales Consultant! I would like to say thank you to MedTechVets for their support and look forward to continuing my relationship with them in the future as a mentor assisting fellow veterans.”
“It’s been such a great and rewarding 6 weeks that has opened my eyes to all of the support that this program receives for veterans like myself. What I have definitely taken away from MedTechVets is to one, be confident with myself and my skills so that I can leverage all the experience that I’ve gained from the military in the last 8 years.”
"All in all this is an excellent program. It really helps veterans navigate a challenging process and it helps prepare veterans to be successful for their future careers. To everyone that helped make this possible, thank you”
“The military helps us transition, but nowhere near the expertise MedTechVets brought in. It was truly a fantastic program. Each and every week I learned something that I’ve applied into my own professional life.”
The MedTechVets Academy
The MedTechVets Academy is a comprehensive career transition and mentorship program for Veterans who are within 6 months of separation from the military or honorably discharged. Offering 4 virtual Academy sessions a year – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
The academy is 7 weeks long and designed to bring Veterans from being overwhelmed to equipped during their post-military career search. The end goal is to have every MedTechVets Academy graduate employed in the MedTech, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, or Medical Device industry of their choice. You do not need to have experience in the medical industry to apply to The Academy.
There’s no reason to walk this road alone. The MedTechVets Academy provides support and connections as Veterans move forward with their new mission.
MedTechVets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and we are grateful to partner with companies in the MedTech, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device industries.
Corporate partnerships provide funding so MedTechVets can continue to serve Veterans with guidance and comprehensive career transition services.
Our partners demonstrate their commitment to Veterans and a high level of corporate social responsibility. Partners understand the value Veterans bring to the workforce and benefit from the opportunity to recruit Veteran talent from the MedTechVet Academy.
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