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Life science careers by Mind Map: Life science careers
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Life science careers

Healthcare management

NHS management roles

The NHS offers graduate training schemes in several disciplines: general management, finance, HR and informatics. Approx. 240 recruits per year. More information at: www.nhsgraduates.co.uk.  

Healthcare consultancy

Communicating science

science journalism

medical writing

Downloadable pdfs on careers in medical writing available from: http://www.emwa.org/Mum/Career.pdf  http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/careersguide.pdf 

science press work

Teaching

There are several routes to train as a qualified teacher at primary, secondary & further education levels. Fir inforamtion on training routes and options go to www.tda.gov.uk

Lecturing

Public engagement activities

Scientific research

Drug discovery research

Biotechnology

Healthcare Science

Lab diagnostic work

Pharmaceutical industry

R&D roles

Commercial roles

Regulatory Affairs

Patenting

Health Economics

Quality Assurance & Control

Science policy

Public Affairs

Science policy formation

For more information see the handout 'Working in Science Policy'. There are numerous policy focussed organisations including: Government Office for Science: www.bis.gov.uk/go-science. Newton's Apple: a science policy think tank: www.newtons-apple.org.uk Wellcome trust Strategic Planning & Policy Unit: sppu@welcome.ac.uk Bio-Centre: www.bioethics.ac.uk Royal Society: www.royalsociety.org  

Patient-based healthcare roles

Medicine

Dentistry

Allied health professions

Nursing & Midwifery

Clinical Support Roles

There is a wide range of clinical support roles within the NHS across a variety of disciplines. Role descriptions can be found on the NHS Careers Website: http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default.aspx?Id=1871 

Physician Assistant

Mental Health

MIND produce a factsheet on career opportunities in mental health.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Research Associate

Clinical Data Management

Contract Research Organisations

Careers outside science

For information on a range of graduate careers across different sectors go to the Prospects site: www.prospects.ac.uk.

Using analytical skills

Using problem solving skills

Using personal skills/strengths

Using graduate level research/study skills

Scientific Analysis

Forensic science

Commercialisation of science

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Patent Work & Intellectual Property

Inside Careers produces a guide to careers in patent work: http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/patent  Also see the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys: http://www.cipa.org.uk/pages/about-careers 

Scientific/IP Law

Business start-ups & consultancy

Public Health

Key website for information on careers in public health: PHORCaST - Public Health Online Resource for Careers, Skills & Training: www.phorcast.org.uk

Health Protection

Health Improvement

Public Health Intelligence

Health Strategy & Policy

International Public Health