A new job opening in Ireland has seen a surge in applications from technology professionals, with the number of applicants expected to rise to over 100,000 by next year.
The Irish Technology and Medical Education Authority has announced it is looking to recruit more than 20,000 medical techs and healthcare IT specialists for its new position in Dublin, where there are currently only around 4,500 positions in the sector.
The organisation said the position is designed to provide training and experience in new technologies that are used to support the delivery of healthcare in Ireland.
“The roles are in the healthcare technology and medical education field and have a range of roles including a clinical nurse, paramedic, pharmacist and lab technician,” it said.
“It is a great opportunity for people who want to pursue an exciting career in the tech and medical industries in Ireland.”
Mr G. O’Connor, the organisation’s chief executive, said the roles would be based in the region of Cork, with opportunities in Dublin and Limerick.
“We are looking for people with a range the expertise and knowledge that is required for a role such as these,” he said.
The role would allow the organisation to hire more technology and healthcare tech specialists, and provide training for graduates.
The new position is the latest in a series of announcements by the Irish Government to improve the countrys healthcare technology sector.
In 2016, it created a national tech hub in Cork and launched a new training hub for young people to develop skills in software development and hardware and software engineering.