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Career paths for a Biomedical Science graduate

Here are some career paths for a Biomedical Science graduate:

Lab-based scientific roles
Researcher and developer in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries: develop new medicines.

Healthcare support worker or medical lab assistant: work in NHS and public health labs.

Cosmetics developer or safety tester

Food and water industry tester

Veterinary lab worker: use histology and microbiology skills to work in veterinary lab services.

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

Healthcare professionals
With a Biomedical Science degree you can transfer to:
Graduate entry medicine or 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.

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

Medical representative: sell products including chemicals, research kits and equipment to schools, universities and hospitals.

Business roles
Patent attorney: make decisions on the patenting of new pharmaceuticals within a company.

Management and finance roles: a Biomedical Science degree is a stepping stone to these roles.

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.
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by University of Bradford
Here are some career paths for a Biomedical Science graduate:

Lab-based scientific roles
Researcher and developer in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries: develop new medicines.

Healthcare support worker or medical lab assistant: work in NHS and public health labs.

Cosmetics developer or safety tester

Food and water industry tester

Veterinary lab worker: use histology and microbiology skills to work in veterinary lab services.

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

Healthcare professionals
With a Biomedical Science degree you can transfer to:
Graduate entry medicine or 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.

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

Medical representative: sell products including chemicals, research kits and equipment to schools, universities and hospitals.

Business roles
Patent attorney: make decisions on the patenting of new pharmaceuticals within a company.

Management and finance roles: a Biomedical Science degree is a stepping stone to these roles.

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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