Medical Laboratory Scientist
What is it like to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist?
Medical Laboratory Scientists conduct high-level specialist scientific research and clinical testing in a range of areas within the field of medicine.
Medical Laboratory Scientists work in a variety of sectors including hospitals, private laboratories, universities, research institutions as well as the pharmaceutical, clinical physiology and diagnostic industries.
For more information about a career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, visit the Job Outlook website.
This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.
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 Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2014.
Is it right for me?
Medical laboratory scientists have an excellent understanding of science and an eye for detail. You will have a fascination for science along with a logical and reasoning mind to solve complex problems.
- Able to make clear and precise observations
- Able to work accurately with attention to detail
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Able to identify and analyse problems and develop practical solutions
- Able to perform under pressure
- Able to organise and prioritise work.
To become a Medical Laboratory Scientist
To be able to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway: