Clinical technologist

Female technologist working with samples

A day as a clinical technologist

You work at your local NHS hospital, checking, fixing and maintaining complex medical equipment. You begin at 9am, checking a high-tech laser machine to make sure it's still working safely and correctly.

You examine each part carefully and use specialist testing equipment to measure the performance of the machine. Once you're sure it's still performing perfectly, you record test results and schedule in another later in the year.

Next, you help measure materials for radiation therapy - using your scientific knowledge to make sure radioactive substances are handled safely and given in the correct doses. You enjoy using your expertise to ensure complicated equipment and treatments work correctly - and that your work helps save lives.