Science & Medical Sciences

For a career saving lives, preventing illness and improving lifestyles, medical science is the sector to focus on. Whether you’d prefer to be a paramedic working on the front lines or a biochemist advancing the field of medicine and developing new essential drugs, there’s a career to suit your passion and skill in this industry.

Across medical sciences, almost 3,500 new roles are predicted by 2020, with opportunities in a range of positions. At the top of the scale, you’ll find medical practitioners like doctors and surgeons. Equally important are the roles played by dentists, radiographers, pharmacists or physiotherapists. So whether you want to run essential machines, build new teeth or re-create limbs, there’s a rewarding career for you.

Top Career Opportunities

Biological scientist/biochemist

Average salary: £43k

Medical radiographer

Average salary: £40k

Medical/dental technician

Average salary: £32k


Average salary: £48k

Top Job (By Salary) Number of Jobs in 2016 Number of Job in 2020 Average Salary
Medical practitioners 28,717 28,803 £73,486
Ophthalmic opticians 1,710 1,739 £47,070
Pharmacists 6,067 6,203 £46,842
Dental practitioners 2,518 2,597 £41,829
Medical radiographers 3,511 3,545 £40,602
Physiotherapists 5,400 5,454 £39,354
Biological scientists and biochemists 7,959 7,945 £37,461
Paramedics 2,089 2,120 £36,837
Podiatrists 722 724 £33,738
Medical and dental technicians 3,511 3,514 £33,634
Speech and language therapists 1,414 1,428 £36,587
Pharmaceutical technicians 3,734 3,824 £19,344
Dispensing opticians 926 941 £25,522
Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants 10,767 11,177 £16,453

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 3,521 new jobs with an estimated 3,911 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for medical related occupations is £37,768 per year.

Science & Medical Sciences

Science is a vital part of almost every industry in one way or another, and it's also the lifeblood of our medical and healthcare professions.

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