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Career paths for a Clinical Sciences graduate

Here are some career paths for a Clinical Sciences graduate:

Healthcare professionals
Graduate entry medicine and dentistry: apply the principles and procedures of medicine to prevent and diagnose illness, disease and injury, care for patients, and maintain their physical and mental health.

Physician associate: work alongside doctors and surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Allied healthcare professional such as a diagnostic radiographer: use imaging technology to help understand and diagnose patients' conditions.

NHS professionals
Health policy analyst: advise central government on health policy.

Health informatics analyst: recognise and analyse trends in healthcare.

NHS Trust manager: enable the delivery of services by ensuring healthcare professionals have what they need to care for patients.

Business roles
Patent attorney: advise clients on the potential patenting of new medical device designs and inventions.

Accountant: help businesses make critical financial decisions.

Lab-based scientific roles
NHS-qualified clinical scientist: become an expert with a specialism in, for example, cardiac physiology or audiology. Support clinical staff in their work with patients.

Researcher and developer: develop new medicines for the pharmaceutical industry.

Academic researcher: complete a PhD and generate new knowledge through high-level research.

Non-lab-based scientific roles
Clinical trial analyst: collect and analyse data from clinical trials carried out in hospitals.

Medical representative: sell products such as medicines and medical equipment to GPs, hospital doctors, pharmacists and nurses.

Further education
Options to continue in education include:
Postgraduate Master's or PhD study
A Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree: pursue a career as a patent attorney
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): use your scientific knowledge to teach and inspire the next generation.

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