What a career in Medical Biology looks like
29 Jul 21
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Medical biology – the study of anatomy and disease and how they can be analysed in a laboratory setting, is extremely popular with students.
Think of it as where the world of medicine and biology intersect with each other!
If you’re asking the question ‘what careers can I get into with a medical biology degree?’ Here are just some of the jobs in medical biology you can work in.
If you are analytical and methodical, you may be keen on a career as a medical biologist.
A medical biologist works in a laboratory, for the NHS, university or a private organisation. They design, conduct and analyse studies. These studies are used to identify how diseases and illnesses form, as well as help create medicines to cure them.
Medical biologists had a considerable part to play during the Coronavirus pandemic by analysing samples and helping to develop vaccines and medicines.
Medical biology helps you understand how illnesses and poor health affect people. If you have a desire to reduce health inequalities and help your local community, a career in health education may be ideal.
Health education helps people understand the link between certain activities and ill health, such as smoking, drinking and lack of exercise. In health education, you create campaigns and initiatives to help improve people’s physical, mental and social health.
If you want to work directly with patients, a career as a physician associate may be perfect for you. A physician associate supports doctors and carries out tasks including performing physical examinations, analysing test results and diagnosing illnesses.
To become a physician associate, you need to carry out postgraduate training in the form of the physician associate studies course.
If you love meeting new people and have excellent communication skills, a medical biology degree can help you become a medical sales representative.
Sales representatives sell medicines, drugs and equipment to hospitals, GPs and pharmacies. Strong knowledge of biology and diseases will help you get ahead in this role and open up a dialogue with potential customers.
If you have a passion for writing and research, you may be interested in a career as a medical writer.
A medical writer specialises in writing educational materials, white papers and newspaper articles. As well as the ability to write well, solid medical knowledge is essential for this line of work.
No matter what career you choose, getting the qualification to achieve it is easy with the University of Bolton.
We’re ranked No.1 for Teaching Satisfaction in the North West* meaning you’ll get a high-quality education from our team of experienced lecturers who are experts in their respective fields.
Plus, with full-time and part-time modes of study, you can fit your studying around your home or work life.
*Guardian University Guide, 2022