Biomedical scientist

Male scientist in lab coat looking at sample

A day as a biomedical scientist

You work in the laboratory at your local NHS hospital, and today you're on the Saturday night shift - starting work at 6pm.

Your first task is to test the blood of a critically ill patient in need of a transfusion, and you work with the latest high-tech medical equipment to determine the correct blood type as fast as possible.

As you specialise in transfusion science, the rest of your shift is spent testing the blood types of patients requiring transfusions, and preparing the donated blood they'll be given. You enjoy providing doctors and other members of the healthcare team with vital information and materials - and knowing that every day you help to save lives.