Optometry or Biomedical sciences? Watch
I want to work in a clinical environment (e.g. a GP or hospital) and I know this type of work is limited with biomed as most jobs are lab based, however I am also becoming increasingly aware of the fact that a lot of jobs in optometry are retail based and want to know which degree is more likely to get me a job in the kind of environment I want whilst earning a decent salary.
Sorry this is long, any feedback would be appreciated.
My understanding is that Optometry is very retail oriented, and less clinical, but I don't know a great deal about that allied health profession so this impression could be wrong.
To become a Biomedical Scientist, you should aim for the BSc Healthcare Science (Life Science) courses which are the only route that include your HCPC registration. It takes 3 years whereas doing a standard BSc Biomedical Science course would take potentially significantly longer.
To become a Clinical Scientist, you only need a scientific undergraduate degree and then you apply for the ridiculously competitive Scientist Training Programme (STP).