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Careers with a Biomedical Sciences degree

The skills you gain from a Biomedical Sciences degree are useful to many healthcare-related jobs – take a look at the different career opportunities.

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  1. What can you do with a Biomedical Sciences degree?

  2. Career options

  3. Who employs Biomedical Sciences graduates?

What can you do with a Biomedical Sciences degree?

A degree in Biomedical Sciences equips you with a deep understanding of the human body. You learn how to carry out lab tests that support the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

You’ll be able to conduct medical research for issues such as infection, immunity, genetics, cancer and stress. This opens the doors for lots of professional roles that aim to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

Sectors you could find work in cover many kinds of healthcare, from diagnostic medicine and dentistry to public health and policy. Commercial sector and pharmaceutical opportunities include in medical technology, clinical trials, drug discovery, communication, informatics and sales.

Career options

Biomedical Sciences graduates go into careers like:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Anatomist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Medical physicist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician associate
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher or lecturer
  • Technician
  • Toxicologist

Other potential opportunities include:

  • Animal biochemist
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Environmental scientist
  • Food scientist
  • Haematologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Medical sales representative
  • Neuroscientist
  • Science journalist

Who employs Biomedical Sciences graduates?

Examples of employers looking for graduates with biomedical skills:

  • NHS
  • Public Health England
  • AstraZeneca
  • Medical Research Council
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Health and Safety Executive

If you go into research, typical employers include:

  • Universities
  • Research institutes
  • Government-funded laboratories
  • Charities

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