Here are some comments from our members about their work:
"There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a cancer patient being treated with an item of equipment you have helped to develop"
"My best day at work was when a four year old girl with restricted growth collected a new bike I had designed for her. Smiles like hers are why I do my job"
"It is an extremely interesting and varied job"
We also have two more specific careers films - a Medical Engineering Careers film and a Medical Physics Careers film, which can be used in outreach activities where the focus is on one area rather than providing an overview. The SUBTITLED versions can be seen here on our YouTube Channel
If you want to get into the profession and some advice on how to best achieve this please see our summary below.
At school / doing A-Levels - at this point you should:
At university / doing an undergraduate or MSc degree - at this point you should:
At university / doing or have done a PhD?
If you are not staying in academia or applying for work in industry but want to work in the NHS: Some hospitals will employ you at a lower level and allow you to train as a Healthcare Scientist and eventual clincial registration via a "Route 2". This means that you do not attend the STP training aimed at students having finished their first degree. In the NHS you should try searching for Band 7 Clinical Scientist posts (also use the term “Route 2”)
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