Health Science and Medical Technology

Problem solving and analysing information form central focal points when it comes to a career in the Health Science and Medical Technology sector.

Careers in Health Science and Medical Technology include researching, designing and developing new products and processes to treat those that need it most.

There are many potential places of work, from a hospital to a laboratory, or a university to an office.  There are many large science and technology companies, as well as small, specialist businesses.  There are potential opportunities to travel the world doing scientific research, developing a life-saving drug or creating a revolutionary mobile app, for example.

NHS England reports that there are over 50,000 healthcare scientists working for the NHS and public health services.  They are their scientific pillar and their work is responsible for over 80% of all diagnoses.

There are 5 overarching Industry Pathways for people interesting in pursuing a career within Health Science and Medical Technology:

  • Biotechnology Research & Development
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Support Services
  • Therapeutic Services