Biomedical scientists study how the body works so that they can help solve health care problems such as cancer, diabetes or obesity.
Most biomedical scientists work for universities or research institutions such as the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research (Wellington) or the Liggins Institute (Auckland). Others work in the private sector for companies that develop and manufacture medical treatments and devices.
They're different to medical laboratory scientists, who work in hospitals and private medical laboratories testing blood and tissue samples taken from patients and who need to have a specialist qualification in Medical Laboratory Science.
Pay rates depend on qualifications and experience:
Key tertiary qualifications for biomedical scientists include:
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