Medical physicist

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A day as a medical physicist

You're based in the medical physics department at your local NHS hospital. Today, you're installing and testing a new system that will be an improvement in helping to treat cancer with radiation.

Working with computers and complex imaging and equipment, you make accurate measurements of radiation levels and test the new system. You talk with hospital colleagues about the most logical, beneficial way the new system could work with patients. You enjoy using your scientific and mathematical abilities to develop new systems that push back the frontiers of medical science.