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I have applied Biomedical Science at Uni. I would like to ask is Biomedical Science a good degree? Is it easy or hard to find a job? What other career can I do beside of labs and research?? Would I be able to do something relates to perfumer or cosmetic(about make ups)?? Any advises please?? Thank you
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Depends on what you classify as a good degree. I'd say go with what interests you and the degree will give you a load of transferable skills that you can apply to pretty much anything that requires them. If you plan to stay in science you will need to do a masters if not a PhD. Perfumery is a short online course from my reading. You can go into cosmetics research but I imagine you'll need at least a masters in something like pharmacy or biochem or more specialist.
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Hi thank u,
But I don't really know what I want to do. I'm thinking doing biomedical science and then go on to study a master degree, whether in Imunology or blood... But I heard from people saying that the salary for the career are low, and it is hard to find a job... So that t what I'm worrying about.
Also I'm thinking if it's low paid, I could go on study a PGCE course to become a biology or chemistry teacher.
I just want to ask with the Biomdeical Science degree what sort of jobs can I do? except work in labs or industry. (I'm not interest in pharmacology).

Also with Biomedical science, can I switch to Biochemistry in Uni? (Which course is better?) What's the difference between them? Do they have similar careers? Thank you

Can I go on to study accounting and finance in master degree with the Biomedical science? Would I be able to work as accountant with biomedical science degree if I didn't do an accounting and finance master degree??? Sorry that I asked so many questions. I really need someone to help please! Thank you
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Please don't go into science for money. Career paths are difficult so you really need to be motivated to get anywhere. You'll need a PhD to really climb the career ladder. The pay is decent but you'll never be a millionaire! It's definitely better paid than teaching though if you're fully qualified (i.e have a PhD).

Regrading your other questions you'll need to do your own research (definitely something to learn how to do if you want to do science). Have a look at jobs and masters degrees you're interested in and see what their entry requirements are. Have a look at course structures and compare biomed and biochem. Uni websites will tell you if you can transfer, if not email and ask. Career prospects are similar.
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Like most degrees the related jobs are heavily oversubscribed. But if its what you enjoy then go for it. If you are planning on working in a hospital make sure you do a ibms accredited degree with year in industry. Only the lower ranked unis do this course but a degree with a higher ranked uni will not allow you to work in nhs labs, as you will need to pay for top up modules.
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Hello thank u,

So compare the biomedical sciences course in a Russell group uni with IBMS accredited biomedical science course in University of Surrey, which one would say is better?? I being thinking for ages but still can't make the decision yet! Can anyone help and give me some advises please? Also with reasons of why please? Thank you
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I work with qualified BMS's with masters degrees too but they are being paid 15,000 salary which is the same as me with no BMS degree
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I work with qualified BMS's with masters degrees too but they are being paid 15,000 salary which is the same as me with no BMS degree
Thats sad. How did you get the job without the bms degree?
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Thats sad. How did you get the job without the bms degree?
It's Medical Laboratory Assistant job, so below BMS. But there are 0 positions for BMS's so they all work as an MLA instead.

Some people I know have masters from top world universities and still can't get a BMS job in our work which is really sad.

Sometimes a position comes up and they all jump to apply but still only 1-2 people manage to get the position out of loads of them.
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So with biomedical science degree can I go study other master degree like accounting and finance?
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(Original post by harinimnida)
It's Medical Laboratory Assistant job, so below BMS. But there are 0 positions for BMS's so they all work as an MLA instead.

Some people I know have masters from top world universities and still can't get a BMS job in our work which is really sad.

Sometimes a position comes up and they all jump to apply but still only 1-2 people manage to get the position out of loads of them.
So why aren't you plan for other jobs such as biology teacher? Cuz I'm thinking if I can't get a good payment like 22,000. I would try to become a teacher, and may have a part time job in labs... Etc.

So with Biomedical science degree, what other careers can I do? except work in nhs labs?
Also, is it hard to get a biomedical scientist job in nhs?? Thank you
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Hi please do check my post on this linkhttp://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3845845&p=62184 893#post62184893Also there is no other way to get IBMS portfolio done other than a job role that allows you to complete your hcpc registration. It is very unfortunate and sad that after graduating we are left with minimal choice. And we're never made aware of any of these circumstances prior to applying for the degree. How can graduate biomedical science students be on the same level as those who haven't got any qualifications. The whole banding system really needs to be looked into in depth. Have anyone else found the same issues regarding jobs as a graduate with no experience?
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Hello,
I have applied Biomedical Science at Uni. I would like to ask is Biomedical Science a good degree? Is it easy or hard to find a job? What other career can I do beside of labs and research?? Would I be able to do something relates to perfumer or cosmetic(about make ups)?? Any advises please?? Thank you



Hi please do check my post on this linkhttp://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3845845&p=62184 893


It is very unfortunate and sad that after graduating we are left with minimal choice. And we're never made aware of any of these circumstances prior to applying for the degree. How can graduate biomedical science students be on the same level as those who haven't got any qualifications. The whole banding system really needs to be looked into in depth. Have anyone else found the same issues regarding jobs as a graduate with no experience?
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Hi thanks for ur reply.
So would you reckon that I should go on study Biomedical Science that is accredited by IBMS? I want to do something about cancer research, it is hard to find a job? Thank you
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Hi thanks for ur reply.
So would you reckon that I should go on study Biomedical Science that is accredited by IBMS? I want to do something about cancer research, it is hard to find a job? Thank you
If you're wanting a research career you don't need an accredited degree. Pick something that will allow you to explore your interests in the subject. You'll also need a masters if not a PhD.


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If you're wanting a research career you don't need an accredited degree. Pick something that will allow you to explore your interests in the subject. You'll also need a masters if not a PhD.


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Yh, I want to do some research career but I'm not sure it's that gonna to be hard to find a job? Or it's not stable? If the course it's not accredited can I still work in NHS? R the payment gonna be huge difference?
Also, can I work as perfumer or something related to cosmetic (make-ups) with Biomedical Science degree? Or it have to be Chemistry degree, e.g. Biochemistry?

P.s. If I changed my course to Biochemistry, can I work as Biomedical Scientist? Is it have to be accredited as well??

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(Original post by Mi02)
Yh, I want to do some research career but I'm not sure it's that gonna to be hard to find a job? Or it's not stable? If the course it's not accredited can I still work in NHS? R the payment gonna be huge difference?
Also, can I work as perfumer or something related to cosmetic (make-ups) with Biomedical Science degree? Or it have to be Chemistry degree, e.g. Biochemistry?

P.s. If I changed my course to Biochemistry, can I work as Biomedical Scientist? Is it have to be accredited as well??

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If you haven't even started uni yet you'll finish qualifying (getting your PhD) in about 10 years time. No one on here can predict if at that stage you will get a job. It's all dependent on funding and the current situation makes the current market quite unstable. You need to do an accredited biomed course to work for the NHS as a biomed scientist though if you don't you can do courses to top-up your degree. Like I said before please don't go into this for the money. You can look up pay scales. I've already answered your questions about perfumery and cosmetics research. If you do biochem you can work as a clinical biochemist after completing the training program but you'd be better off trying to get onto the training program after doing a PhD.
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Hi thanks for ur reply.
So would you reckon that I should go on study Biomedical Science that is accredited by IBMS? I want to do something about cancer research, it is hard to find a job? Thank you
Even if the course at the uni of your choice is accredited, it really means nothing unless you take a placement year and start doing your portfolio then. Accredited basically means that it's set modules. Which the red brick universities don't follow. I went to Nottingham Trent and thought it would make it easier for me to find a job as the course was accredited. It didn't make any difference what so ever. Almost two years on and I still haven't managed to get a job as even a medical lab assistant. Let alone move up to a band 5 position for biomedical scientist.

One thing they don't tell you is that you annoy work as a band 5 scientist unless you have completed your portfolio and are hcpc registered. Only one of my friends of 15 of us managed to get this as she did an unpaid placement at Derby hospital, and they gave her the opportunity to complete the portfolio and to get the hcpc.

It is a nightmare finding jobs in this field.
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Even if the course at the uni of your choice is accredited, it really means nothing unless you take a placement year and start doing your portfolio then. Accredited basically means that it's set modules. Which the red brick universities don't follow. I went to Nottingham Trent and thought it would make it easier for me to find a job as the course was accredited. It didn't make any difference what so ever. Almost two years on and I still haven't managed to get a job as even a medical lab assistant. Let alone move up to a band 5 position for biomedical scientist.

One thing they don't tell you is that you annoy work as a band 5 scientist unless you have completed your portfolio and are hcpc registered. Only one of my friends of 15 of us managed to get this as she did an unpaid placement at Derby hospital, and they gave her the opportunity to complete the portfolio and to get the hcpc.

It is a nightmare finding jobs in this field.
Hello, thanks for ur reply.
I have apply the Biomedical Science with a placement year, include the Russell group uni. I'm thinking to complete the profolio during the placement year. Is it hard to find a place to complete it? Also, IF I go to a Russell group uni, can I complete still a profolio during the placement year? Can I work as medical lad assistant during the uni life (as part time job)? Thank you

Would you mind of me ask you, what did you do after you graduated from the university? Is it very hard to find a job? Is the work hard to do? Are you a band 5 Biomedical Scientist now? How long does it take you to become one? Thank you!! Sorry for ask so many questions, I'm just very worry about it, hope you can understand! Thank you
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Hey!
Having completed biomedical science and working as a biomed scientist at the moment, i would definitely NOT recommended it unless you want to go into research. Not worth it!

You'll need to ensure the course is IBMS accredited and that they have a placement option where you can complete your portfolio. Keep in mind getting a placement is competitive too. We had to apply and attend interviews, and only a handful were selected. The placement was also unpaid. I dont feel its worth the hassle. I'd have changed courses had i known this previously. Pay isn't great too.

Many of the assistants at the lab i work in have degrees and graduated before me! Unfortunately universities take on a ridiculous amount of students for biomed.

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