Biomedical scientists carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to investigate and diagnose illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, food poisoning, meningitis etc. This may also include identifying blood groups, analysing blood, tissue, urine and faeces and interpreting results for liaising with medical staff.
Biomedical scientists must be registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). To be eligible to apply for HCPC registration individuals need to first successfully complete an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited BSc (Hons) degree which will then allow you to apply for a trainee biomedical science post within the NHS and gain laboratory experience and complete the rest of the training needed to register with the HCPC.
- A very strong interest in medicine and the treatment of illnesses
- High concentration levels
- Accurate and attention to detail
- The ability to take responsibility and make decisions
- Confident with technology
- Excellent team working and communication skills
- An enquiring and investigative mind
£22,000 to £28,000