Have you ever wondered who runs the laboratory tests that help doctors diagnose and treat patients? Curious what cancer cells look like under the microscope or how malaria is diagnosed?

Medical scientists’ work is fascinating and their career options are very broad. They can work in medical, pathology or veterinary laboratories diagnosing diseases, take on a range of jobs with diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies, or branch into areas such as medical research or health management, to name but a few options.

The most highly sought after medical scientists are those with official Medical Scientist accreditation. This accreditation indicates that the graduate is highly trained in skills specifically required for the industry and is job ready. The Australian Institution of Medical Scientists (AIMS) has accredited both the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine and Master of Laboratory of Medicine degrees run by the University of Tasmania and our graduates are eligible for direct entry into the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.

Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you will gain knowledge and a variety of skills in professional areas such as clinical chemistry, endocrinology, haematology, blood transfusion science, histopathology, microbiology, human molecular biology, and immunology. You will also complete a professional experience placement giving you the opportunity to put theory into practice. Masters students will also have the opportunity to undertake research, leading to careers in research organisations and providing a pathway to a higher research degree.

Accredited medical laboratory scientists are in high demand both in Australia and abroad. In Australia alone, employment of medical scientists was projected to increase by 13.7 percent above the projected increase of 7.2 per cent across all other occupations between 2013 and 2018.

So don’t delay, enquire now about our bachelor and masters level Laboratory Medicine degrees.