Life science careers

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Life science careers by Mind Map: Life science careers

1. Healthcare management

1.1. NHS management roles

1.2. Healthcare consultancy

2. Communicating science

2.1. science journalism

2.2. medical writing

2.3. science press work

2.4. Teaching

2.5. Lecturing

2.6. Public engagement activities

2.6.1. Science museum & events organisation

2.6.2. Science outreach in schools and community settings

3. Scientific research

3.1. Drug discovery research

3.1.1. In commercial settings

3.1.2. In academia/research institutes

3.2. Biotechnology

3.2.1. Academic research

4. Healthcare Science

4.1. Lab diagnostic work

4.1.1. NHS Biomedical Scientist

4.1.1.1. Specialisms in: haematology, cytology etc.

4.1.2. NHS Clinical Scientist

4.1.2.1. Clinical molecular geneticist (www.cmgs.org)

4.1.2.2. Clinical Cytogeneticist (www.cytogenetics.org.uk)

4.1.2.3. Clinical Biochemist (www.acb.org.uk)

4.1.2.4. Haematology

4.1.3. Private diagnostic laboratories

4.1.3.1. e.g. DNA testing for private companies such as Orchid Cellmark)

4.1.4. Public health laboratories

4.1.4.1. e.g. Health Protection Agency

5. Pharmaceutical industry

5.1. R&D roles

5.1.1. Clinical Research

5.1.2. Toxicology

5.2. Commercial roles

5.2.1. Marketing

5.2.2. Sales

5.2.3. Hrealthcare Communiactions/PR

5.2.4. Medical Writing

5.2.5. Pharmacovigilence

5.3. Regulatory Affairs

5.4. Patenting

5.5. Health Economics

5.6. Quality Assurance & Control

6. Science policy

6.1. Public Affairs

6.2. Science policy formation

6.2.1. Government departments

6.2.2. Independent bodies & scientific think tanks

7. Patient-based healthcare roles

7.1. Medicine

7.2. Dentistry

7.3. Allied health professions

7.3.1. Podiatry

7.3.2. Speech & Language Therapy

7.3.3. Physiotherapy

7.3.4. Audiology

7.4. Nursing & Midwifery

7.5. Clinical Support Roles

7.6. Physician Assistant

7.7. Mental Health

7.7.1. Graduate Mental Health Worker

7.7.2. Assistant Psychologist

7.7.3. Clinical Psychologist

7.7.4. Counselling Psychologist

7.7.5. (Community) Mental Health Nurse

7.7.6. Peer/Legal/Inpatient Advocate

7.7.7. Improving Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) Worker

7.7.8. Psychotherapist

7.7.9. Social Worker

7.7.10. Mental health/ neuroscience research

7.7.10.1. Clinical researcher

7.7.10.2. Neuroscientist

8. Clinical Trials

8.1. Clinical Research Associate

8.2. Clinical Data Management

8.3. Contract Research Organisations

9. Careers outside science

9.1. Using analytical skills

9.1.1. e.g risk analyst, business analyst, civil service policy maker.

9.2. Using problem solving skills

9.2.1. e.g. logistics, management consultancy.

9.3. Using personal skills/strengths

9.3.1. e.g. creativity, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship ability, interest in a specific issue etc.

9.4. Using graduate level research/study skills

9.4.1. e.g. policy researcher, research assistant, market researcher.

10. Scientific Analysis

10.1. Forensic science

11. Commercialisation of science

11.1. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

11.2. Patent Work & Intellectual Property

11.3. Scientific/IP Law

11.4. Business start-ups & consultancy

12. Public Health

12.1. Health Protection

12.1.1. Health Protection Officer

12.1.2. Screening Facilitator

12.2. Health Improvement

12.2.1. Health Promotion Specialist

12.2.2. Health Trainer

12.2.3. Community Health Improvement Practitioner

12.2.4. Teenage Pregnancy Coordinator

12.3. Public Health Intelligence

12.3.1. Epidemiologist

12.3.2. Health Intelligence Analyst

12.4. Health Strategy & Policy

12.5. International Public Health

12.5.1. Humanitarian Assistance

12.5.2. Health Programme Design/Management

12.5.3. Monitoring & Evaluation