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Healthcare science

The healthcare science workforce is involved in 80% of diagnostic decisions in patient care. They’re at the heart of improving healthcare and advancing scientific development through technology and innovation.

Who are healthcare scientists?

Did you know that there are more than 50 different healthcare science careers?

Healthcare scientists use science, data, product design, and engineering to:

  • prevent, diagnose, monitor, and treat medical conditions
  • design and develop custom medical devices
  • commission and maintain medical equipment
  • make, improve, and adapt assistive technology

There are many routes to a rewarding healthcare science career, including Modern Apprenticeships, entry-level support roles, and training programmes.

A career for you in healthcare science

A career for you in healthcare science

Ready to discover some of the healthcare science careers you can choose in the NHS? Check out our new career guide!

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