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Medical Scientists conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
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Medical Scientist
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
23,800
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1469
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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Tasks

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  • preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
  • examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
  • analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
  • advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
  • operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • maintaining laboratory quality assurance and safety standards
  • preparing scientific papers and reports

Job Titles

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Hospital Scientist
  • Medical Scientific Officer

University

  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

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