One of the best options would be to finish out your current engineering degree, then go onto a masters program for a core science such as Biology, Chemistry or something of the sort. If you have no intention of continuing your education, then a minor will be incredibly helpful in giving you that edge for the Med Device field.
My recommendation would be to start by deciding what type of medical devices you want to engineer. If you have an an idea already then you are one step ahead. But once you have figured this out, then you can choose the best minor suited to that niche of the Medical Device industry.
For example, if you are interested in genomic Sequencing devices, then a minor in genetics, genetic biology would be best. If you wanted to build MRI machines, then a physics minor would be a better option. Of course, you can never go wrong with one of the following:
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
- Bioengineering (if permitted by your school)
Cheyenne recommends the following next steps:
- Decide what type of medical devices you want to engineer.
- Figure out what are all the aspects in building such a medical device
- From there, extrapolate the best minor. And don't forget there's not wrong with contacting companies and asking them directly what they would like to see.