Life expectancy in the UK is expected to grow to up to 82 for men and 85 for women. France will lead the way with the highest life expectancy average in Europe. The US findings were different. They are expected to have the lowest life expectancy rate of rich countries by the same timeframe.
The elderly are the biggest users of medical technology and an increase in the average life expectancy rate is going have a direct impact in the increase in demand for all job functions within the medical technology industry. It is yet another reason why a career in medical technology is so lucrative. An increase in life expectancy and the growth of digital technology on smart phones and wearable technology are said to be the biggest factors in the industry's steep growth forcast over the next 5-10 years.
Nicola Lawler, Head of Marketing at Projectus Consulting
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