Healthcare scientists work in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness which require a wide range of knowledge and skills. In this role you can work either for the NHS or in private medicine.
Jobs are available in areas such as:
- pathology and life sciences
- physiological sciences
- clinical engineering
- medical physics.
You don’t necessarily need a biological sciences degree, though one in biology, biochemistry or medicine is likely to be a big help. Many positions entail a period of further study, which may lead to registration and a postgraduate qualification.