What Skills do you Need to Study Medical Biology?
15 Feb 21
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Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.
In this blog, you will discover a little more about the potential careers you can have after graduating with a Medical Biology degree. This field of biology has many practical applications from in-vitro fertilisation, to the mechanics of cystic fibrosis, and even the dynamic of HIV. At the end of this blog, you’ll know a little bit more about a potential role in this sector.
You might want to work towards helping cure disease or create a new vaccine, but biotechnology is an exciting career which can see you combine two incredible industries.
A biotechnologist applies the practical use of biology, with technology in order to make advancements in cosmetics, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and other products. You day to day tasks depend on what area you are in. You might be the person responsible for creating a new and more efficient crop, in which case, you might mutilate and manipulate the DNA of another so that it is fit for a new purpose.
Helping the world advance in many different areas, potentially easing the pain for people who suffer from a long-term condition, it’s an admirable career option and one that many people take. Someone who began this journey was Friends actress Lisa Kudrow, she graduated from Vassar College in New York and worked in the sector for eight years, earning credits on multiple research projects before breaking into acting.
If you love biology and want to get into a field where your skills can be used to not only help others but improve the lives and efficiency in multiple industries, you should consider starting a degree in Medical Biology. For more information on the courses on offer at the University of Bolton, click here.