Biomedical scientists carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Training and qualifications requiredAn accredited degree and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Occasionally there are trainee biomedical scientist positions for applicants with relevant A levels or appropriate level 3 qualifications.
Expected working hours and salary rangeIn the NHS you’d typically work a 37.5 hour week and be paid on Agenda for Change pay bands 5 - 9, depending on your role and level of responsibility. Terms and conditions of service will vary for employers outside of the NHS.
Desirable skills and valuesAttention to detail, scientific research skills, comfortable with complex equipment and a good team player.
ProspectsOpportunities to progress into very senior healthcare scientist roles, teaching, management, clinical academic positions and specialist research.
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