What does a biomedical scientist do?
Biomedical scientists test samples, biopsies, and fluids taken from patients to assist doctors and medical staff in the diagnosis of illnesses and diseases.
What do I need to do to become a biomedical scientist?
To work as a biomedical scientist, you will need a BSc (Hons) degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). You will also need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
To do a biomedical science degree, you will usually need five GCSEs (A-C) including maths and English, plus three A levels, preferably including biology and chemistry. Certain level 3 qualifications may be acceptable such as the diploma in applied science. Check with individual course providers.
- A levels, preferably including biology and chemistry
- Level 3 qualifications, e.g. diploma in applied science
- BSc(Hons) degree accredited by the IBMS
- Registration with the HCPC
Where to find out more
Where could I be working?You’ll be working in a laboratory, using a variety of technical equipment, so good analytical skills are important.
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