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A biomedical scientist works in healthcare to diagnose disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples from patients. Biomedical scientists are involved in biomedical research in fields such as Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology, and Pharmacology. They may also have contact with medical patients in research protocols or in medical laboratories.
A biomedical scientist is a fundamental part of modern medicine with 70% of diagnoses based on the pathology results provided by laboratory services. With biomedical scientists handling hundreds of millions of samples in the UK, every person at some point in their lives will have benefited from the services a biomedical scientist provides.
Salaries start at at least £20,710 a year for a newly qualified biomedical scientist in the NHS up to £65,657 a year for professional managers.
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