Healthcare and Rehabilitation Technology: career prospects for graduates

Graduates of this program are unique in that they have a broad overview of the fields of health telematics and rehabilitation technology. This includes, among others, the areas of research and development as well as quality management. Development covers the full range of associated activities, such as analyzing, planning, modeling, simulation, designing, implementing, integrating, validating, verifying, and testing. Graduates of the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Technology degree program therefore have excellent career prospects.

What industries and sectors employ graduates?

  • Health technology – health telematics and prophylaxis technology
    • Mobility for the elderly (coordinative abilities – danger of falling)
    • Healthcare system (health insurance/accident insurance)
    • Health telematics
    • Biomechanics and ergonomics (people-workplace/training equipment)
    • Sports in specific phases of life
    • Training equipment technology – prevention
  • Rehabilitation technology – regeneration and relearning
    • Motion analysis, measurement engineering
    • Modeling and simulation
    • Functional electrical stimulation
    • Training equipment technology – rehabilitation after stroke or injury
    • Medical engineering, robotics, medical devices
    • Sports rehabilitation
    • Neuropsychology, cognitive training
  • Rehabilitation technology – permanent replacement technology
    • Prosthetics, neuroprosthetics (FES)
    • Modeling and simulation
    • Communication technology, environmental control (assistive and alternative communication), barrier-free designs
    • Sports for the disabled
    • Equipment technology, robotics, medical devices
    • Autonomy and mobility of the elderly and disabled

What jobs and functions do graduates perform?

  • Project management in the healthcare and social services sectors, as well as in research and development
  • Quality management in the healthcare and social service sectors, as well as in research and development
  • Research and development
  • Product management in rehabilitation and medical technology
  • Material and equipment design in prosthetics, training equipment, and rehabilitation technology
  • Consulting in the healthcare and social services sectors, as well as in rehabilitation technology
  • Sales and distribution, logistics, and marketing

What are some of their typical tasks and activities?

  • Project managers in the healthcare and social services sectors, as well as in research and development
  • Quality managers in the healthcare and social services sectors, as well as in research and development
  • Product managers in rehabilitation technology
  • Material and equipment designers in prosthetics
  • Developing high-tech solutions in the field of health telematics (e.g. eCard, eHealth)
  • Consulting in the healthcare and social services sectors, as well as in rehabilitation technology
  • Developing state-of-the-art technology for training equipment, rehabilitation, and orthopedics
  • Working on the methodology and advancement of clinical gait analysis and its integration into high-tech systems
  • Performing data analysis and implementing medical information systems in the field of health informatics
  • Sales and distribution, logistics, and marketing
  • Research and development