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PRODUCT MANAGER, MEDICAL DEVICES: Developing new products that save lives

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Maya works in marketing as a senior product manager for a company called Boston Scientific. She helps sell pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that shock people back to life.

School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill ; University of Michigan
Degree: Business Administration
Job Title: Senior Product Manager
Employer: Boston Scientific

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Long hours
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Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
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Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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<span m='13430'>sudden</span> <span m='13700'>death.</span> </p><p><span m='14530'>I</span> <span m='14630'>work</span> <span m='14940'>on</span> <span m='15760'>developing</span> <span m='16015'>our</span> <span m='16270'>new</span> <span m='16460'>products</span> <span m='17080'>along</span> <span m='17380'>with</span> <span m='17550'>our</span> <span m='17850'>R&amp;D</span> <span m='18180'>team.</span> <span m='18610'>So</span> <span m='18980'>I</span> <span m='19120'>spend</span> <span m='19480'>a</span> <span m='19540'>lot</span> <span m='19710'>of</span> <span m='19750'>my</span> <span m='19870'>day</span> <span m='20040'>in</span> <span m='20180'>meetings</span> <span m='20730'>with</span> <span m='20960'>people,</span> <span m='21890'>and</span> <span m='22070'>I</span> <span m='22170'>spend</span> <span m='22410'>a</span> <span m='22470'>lot</span> <span m='22650'>of</span> <span m='22720'>time</span> <span m='23070'>talking</span> <span m='23470'>to</span> <span m='23800'>doctors</span> <span m='24450'>and</span> <span m='24620'>nurses</span> <span m='25470'>about</span> <span m='25860'>what</span> <span m='26030'>they</span> <span m='26150'>need</span> <span m='26540'>to</span> <span m='26650'>treat</span> <span m='26920'>patients</span> <span m='27380'>better</span> <span m='27870'>and</span> <span m='28080'>try</span> <span m='28310'>and</span> <span m='28450'>bring</span> <span m='28710'>that</span> <span m='28960'>to</span> <span m='29930'>our</span> <span m='30160'>products.</span> </p><p><span m='31390'>So I</span> <span m='31710'>went</span> <span m='32020'>to</span> <span m='32650'>undergraduate</span> <span m='33490'>and</span> <span m='33940'>I</span> <span m='34170'>studied</span> <span m='34610'>public</span> <span m='34970'>health</span> <span m='35450'>and</span> <span m='35740'>health</span> <span m='35960'>policy</span> <span m='36330'>administration.</span> <span m='37490'>And</span> <span m='37700'>from</span> <span m='37840'>there</span> <span m='38110'>I</span> <span m='38160'>got</span> <span m='38390'>a</span> <span m='38440'>job</span> <span m='38740'>at</span> <span m='39010'>a</span> <span m='39090'>consulting</span> <span m='39590'>firm</span> <span m='40130'>doing</span> <span m='40580'>health</span> <span m='40835'>care</span> <span m='41090'>management</span> <span m='41670'>type</span> <span m='41880'>of</span> <span m='41950'>work.</span> <span m='42420'>And</span> <span m='42660'>it</span> <span m='42710'>was</span> <span m='42820'>really</span> <span m='43040'>interesting.</span> <span m='43520'>I'd</span> <span m='43650'>worked</span> <span m='43890'>in the</span> <span m='44000'>Washington,</span> <span m='44540'>DC</span> <span m='44950'>area,</span> <span m='45670'>did</span> <span m='45820'>a</span> <span m='45880'>lot</span> <span m='46050'>of</span> <span m='46090'>work</span> <span m='46290'>with the</span> <span m='46410'>government</span> <span m='46920'>agencies</span> 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m='66920'>product-oriented.</span> <span m='67700'>I</span> <span m='67750'>wanted</span> <span m='68050'>to</span> <span m='68160'>make</span> <span m='68410'>something,</span> <span m='69000'>and</span> <span m='69250'>build</span> <span m='69510'>something,</span> <span m='70110'>and</span> <span m='70330'>so</span> <span m='70500'>I</span> <span m='70620'>got</span> <span m='70850'>the</span> <span m='70930'>job</span> <span m='71650'>at</span> <span m='71720'>Boston</span> <span m='72060'>Scientific</span> <span m='72700'>working</span> <span m='73090'>on</span> <span m='73180'>our</span> <span m='73340'>cardiology</span> <span m='73900'>products.</span> </p><p><span m='74970'>So</span> <span m='75060'>if</span> <span m='75150'>I</span> <span m='75250'>could</span> <span m='75390'>go</span> <span m='75530'>back,</span> <span m='76040'>and</span> <span m='76440'>knew</span> <span m='76860'>what</span> <span m='76970'>I</span> <span m='77050'>know</span> <span m='77220'>now,</span> <span m='77680'>I</span> <span m='77850'>wish,</span> <span m='78130'>one,</span> <span m='78580'>I</span> <span m='78920'>had</span> <span m='79200'>taken</span> <span m='79480'>more</span> <span m='79640'>math</span> <span m='79890'>classes.</span> <span m='80380'>So</span> <span m='80790'>do</span> <span m='81200'>math,</span> <span m='81680'>be</span> <span m='82100'>quantitative.</span> <span m='83040'>It</span> <span m='83170'>is</span> <span m='83280'>so</span> <span m='83530'>important</span> <span m='84140'>and</span> <span m='84300'>so</span> <span m='84530'>helpful.</span> <span m='85420'>The</span> <span m='85580'>other</span> <span m='85750'>thing</span> <span m='85970'>I</span> <span m='86010'>wish</span> <span m='86200'>I</span> <span m='86260'>knew</span> <span m='86560'>is</span> <span m='86680'>that</span> <span m='86820'>how</span> <span m='87030'>important</span> <span m='87520'>presentation</span> <span m='88220'>skills</span> <span m='88610'>are.</span> <span 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