Biomedical Science

Are you fascinated by biological processes and want to understand how cells and organisms react to medicines in the search for cures to illnesses? Do you want to pursue a hands-on career in the medical field, whether in the laboratory, in industry or in the operating room? Studying Biomedical Science will expose you to the fundamentals of biomedicine and will prepare you for a great variety of careers from research and the sciences to entrepreneurship.

Career Options in Biomedical Science

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Biomedical Science degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Biomedical Science than others.

  • Biological Engineer
  • Biotechnician
  • Child Health Specialist
  • Community Health Educator
  • Cytologist
  • Dietician
  • Drug Developer
  • Endocrinologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Gerontologist
  • Immunologist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • Medical Writer
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Naturopath
  • Non-Profit Organization Worker
  • Optometrist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.