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Biomedical scientist

What is it like? 

Biomedical scientists play important roles in medical research and clinical pathology.

Biomedical scientists also work in laboratories: mainly in research or in commercial laboratories associated with the production of food, medical equipment, vaccines or other health related products. They may also pursue careers in higher education or go into decision making roles such as policy making and advising on scientific matters.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for life scientists. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment, August 2015.

Is it right for me? 

As a biomedical scientist, you’ll possess the following attributes:

  • Enhanced research and problem-solving skills
  • Confidence using specialised laboratory equipment
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the human body in health and disease.
  • Superior communication skills
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