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Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Health Science

Sector Overview

This section describes careers in the life sciences industry, including Pharmaceutical, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Technology, and Industrial Biotechnology. As well as medical testing and other healthcare related science jobs

Healthcare Science can often involve working in laboratories and with patients, and can also involve the maintenence on scientific equipment

The Pharmaceutical Industry hires people with scientific skills to help design, manufacture and supply drugs, and even to help sell them

Biotechnology involves making a micro-organism capable of producing desirable biochemicals not available via chemical synthesis, this can be in the medical field or in other industries
 

Job roles

Many scientists work in healthcare, either producing drugs for pharmaceutical companies, or running medical tests