Biomedical and Laboratory Practice

Average Salary $31k - 78k
Years Higher Education 6 - 11
Job Outlook Excellent

Public health professionals who specialize in biomedical and laboratory practice complete laboratory assessments to identify and diagnose diseases. They can also focus on studying conditions that have a chronic effect on other health factors. This field encompasses a diverse array of specialists, including bacteriologists, microbiologists and biochemists, among others. In this career, you could find yourself working in a local clinic, on research studies, or traveling abroad to complete research and diagnostic assessments in the field. There is also opportunity for advancement in education and academic research.

Academic Requirements

Those studying biomedical laboratory practices may have extensive coursework in biology, chemistry, and other sciences. Schools and programs may also have requirements for laboratory time or research exposure as a part of the degree.


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