7 Top Medical Device Companies To Consider Working For As a Sales Rep in 2012

Are you looking for a position within medical device sales?  Here’s a free list of great medical device companies to consider—in no particular order of greatness:

(And don’t forget:  there are a ton of medical device blog posts right here on Medical Sales Recruiter—Tips and Quips to help you break into this great field, including my top 10 tips for a medical sales job search and a free How to Land a Job in Medical Sales webinar.)

One of the world’s largest medical device makers ($15 Billion in sales) is aiming at getting even bigger by expanding more into global markets.  So maybe the biggest job growth is outside the U.S.?  Anybody know Chinese?

One of the world’s leading medical device and medical technology companies with a strong presence in orthopedics, neurotechnology, surgical supplies and equipment, surgical navigation systems, and more.   They’re huge—20,000 employees, $7+ Billion in sales.  A Forbes Most Innovative Company and a Fortune Best Company to Work For.  But also somewhat controversial—see what a medical sales recruiter has to say about Stryker.


Owns Cordis (vascular),  DePuy (surgical, orthopaedics, etc.) and Ethicon (surgical instruments), and bought out Synthes last year.  Synthes is Switzerland based and does instruments, implants, and biomaterials (bone and tissue).

Sells medical equipment and supplies–CRM, cardiovascular, endoscopy, urology, and more.  25,000 employees, sales well over $7 Billion.  Named a Forbes Most Innovative Company. Announced a 5-year plan to expand Chinese commercial operations.


Abbott is big.  90,000employees world wide, $38 Billion in revenue ($9 Billion in the medical device arm).  Growing presence in medical optics, vascular (as well as diagnostics, pharmaceuticals nutrition and diabetes care).


Endomechanical products, respiratory products, soft tissue repair products, vascular products, just to name a few.


Anesthesia, infusion therapy, diabetes care, diagnostics, and more.


What do you think?

(I know this isn’t comprehensive, but you can find a truly comprehensive, A-Z list of medical device companies on DeviceSpace.)

Did I miss anybody you think is an important player or that you heard is a great place to work?

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