Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks

If you thought filling out your own insurance claims forms and keeping track of bills was confusing enough, imagine doing it for a living. Insurance claims and policy processing clerks fill an important role by handling claims forms, insurance policies, and coverage updates. Unfortunately, insurance claims and policy processing clerks in the medtech industry make slightly less than the national average for the same position across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks in Medtech: $37,850

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May 27th, 2015
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Medical Appliance Technicians

Medical appliance technicians customize and repair certain medical devices like prosthetic joints, limbs, braces, and other similar products. 

Annual Mean Wage for Medical Appliance Technicians in Medtech: $38,380

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May 27th, 2015
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Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Medical and clinical lab techs conduct lab tests for disease diagnostics and treatment. Lab techs often work at hospitals, diagnostic labs, doctor offices, and outpatient centers. Lab techs working in the medtech industry are paid about 7% more than the national average for the same position across all industries. 

Annual Mean Wage for Medical and Clinical Lab Techs in Medtech: $43,590

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May 27th, 2015
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Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Electromechanical equipment assemblers put together machines and equipment. Those working in medtech earn slightly more than the national average for the same job across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers in Medtech: $34,570

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May 27th, 2015
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Hand Grinding & Polishing Workers

These employees smooth, grind, and polish medical equipment, devices, and parts using hand tools. Hand grinding and polishing workers in the medtech industry make about 11% more than the national average for the same job across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Hand Grinding & Polishing Workers in Medtech: $33,260

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May 27th, 2015
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Etchers & Engravers

These employees engrave and etch medical devices and product parts. Etchers and engravers working in the medtech industry make about 5% less than the national average for the same job across all industries. 

Annual Mean Wage for Etchers & Engravers in Medtech: $29,560

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May 27th, 2015
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Customer Service Representatives

Customer service reps are the company's public face, answering customer questions and dealing with problems. Though medtech customer service reps still make significantly less than the average salary for all medtech jobs, they do earn about 16% more than the national average for the same position across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Customer Service Representatives in Medtech: $39,350

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May 27th, 2015
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Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks perform calculations, confirm accuracy of financial data, and track financial records for a company. Clerks working in the medtech industry make about 5% more than the national average for the same position across all industries.

Annual Mean Wage for Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks in Medtech: $39,980

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May 27th, 2015
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You know you need a validation master plan, but what should it include and what separates a strong validation master plan from an ineffective one?

Marie Thibault

We asked Ken Link, director of quality systems and compliance at NAMSA for his insights on the validation master plan in a short Q&A. Link will be leading a session on "Standardizing Your Validation Master Plan" on Tuesday, June 9 at the MD&M East Conference in New York City. 

MDDI: What are the key components of a Validation Master Plan (VMP)?

Ken Link: The key components to include in a Validation Master Plan (VMP) would be the Background (provides context...

May 27th, 2015
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The medtech sector may be known for good job growth and high pay, but even this industry has a few low-paying roles. If you want a flush bank account, read on for which medtech jobs to avoid—unless you want to be working for peanuts.

 

A career in medtech can be a good choice for many people. Positions in this industry can offer a lot in the way of job satisfaction—after all, inventiveness and problem-solving in the name of improving healthcare is a win-win for everyone.

But, if you're looking for a satisfying paycheck as well, you'd do well to steer clear of a few medtech jobs. Here are 10 low-paying positions in medtech, all of which pay significantly...

May 26th, 2015
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