Medical technology—A great opportunity for growth

At a time when manufacturing has declined in the U.S., medical technology is a growing industry with R&D and manufacturing facilities in small and large communities throughout the United States. Medical technology companies provide good paying jobs in many communities that have been abandoned by other industries. Medical technology is the eleventh largest exporter of manufactured goods. 

Medical technology companies have been a lifesaver for workers like Nathan Ford, who was hired eight years ago by a medical technology company near his Indiana home. A Machine Operator, Nathan likes the hands-on work of the assembly line—making parts and keeping the machines running smoothly. A Vietnam veteran with a high school education, he’s quick to point out that without the medical technology industry there would be few employment opportunities and the local economy would be devastated throughout the region.


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