Biomedical and Laboratory Practice - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Biomedical and Laboratory Practice

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Job Description

 

Biomedical and Laboratory Practice is an umbrella term referring to public health professionals in many areas of study.  

They are required to use lab techniques in order to diagnose and treat diseases. Lab techniques are also used to examine specific conditions and variables that affect the status of an individual's, community's, or nation's health.

Public health professions in this category include: 

  • Biochemists

  • Molecular biologists

  • Biophysicists

  • Cell biologists

  • Cytopathologists

  • Computational biologists

  • Bioinformaticists

  • Developmental biologists

  • Epidemiologists

  • Geneticists

  • Haematologists

  • Blood Transfusionists

  • Histopathologists

  • Immunologists

  • Microbiologists

  • Neuroscientists

  • Oncologists

  • Pathologists

  • Pharmacologists

  • Virologists  

Like any other public health professional, the objective is to prevent disease and promote healthier lifestyles.

Depending on individual preference for specific fields, one can become a biomedical scientist in practically any aspect of health care or laboratory research.

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Responsibilities

 

In this field, public health professionals are tasked with protecting the public from harmful diseases or addictive substances.

Many spend their time researching, developing, and implementing campaigns to spread awareness and promote healthier lifestyles.

Biomedical scientists are also responsible for studying bacterium and how they affect the human body, using lab techniques for diagnosing and treating illnesses, preventing and controlling viruses and diseases, and monitor microorganisms.

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Skills

 

Public health is a highly diverse field and practically any skill can be said to be beneficial. However, most notably, after mastery of a chosen specialization, is the ability to coordinate and work as part of a team or community of professionals.

Additionally, highly developed communication skills will benefit anyone pursuing biomedical and laboratory science looking to develop public campaigns, along with intuitive problem-solving and time management skills.

Developing these skills earlier can lead to overall better performance well before entering the field as well.

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Working Conditions

 

These public health professionals work primarily in laboratories, in both the public and private sectors, in a collaborative effort to find solutions to some of the largest problems facing human health.

Biomedical scientists may also work with patients from time to time, but much less so than other medical professionals as they are often restricted from congregating with the public whatsoever.

Hours can be long with this position, depending on the project or task at hand. Some overnight shifts are possible, but rarely the norm.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical scientists were employed by the following industries: 

Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences

34%

Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state 21%
General medical and surgical hospitals; private 10%
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 8%
Offices of physicians 4%


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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
12.05.2017
The Biomedical Intern is an entry-level position whose purpose is to be trained to become a Biomedical Technician. The Intern will be responsible for learning how to perform operational and safety testing on patient care equipment at Methodist...
12.08.2017
Youve distinguished yourself through your academic endeavors. Heres your opportunity to advance health education with your expertise. Become part of the outstanding team at Carilion Clinic, an award-winning healthcare network that includes seven...
12.13.2017
Responsible for customer relationship management through the effective use of technical knowledge to install, service and maintain biomedical equipment. This is accomplished through individual efforts and the efforts of the service team. May be...
12.13.2017
Responsible for customer relationship management through the effective use of technical knowledge to install, service and maintain biomedical equipment. This is accomplished through individual efforts and the efforts of the service team. May be...
12.13.2017
Maintains clinical equipment through the effective use of the Medical Equipment Management Plan. Demonstrates a mastery of skills and tasks associated with the installation, maintenance, calibration and repair of complex biomedical equipment....
12.13.2017
Full-time 40 hours per week. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Director, Facility Services, and the daily direction of the Supervisor, Clinical Engineering, performs maintenance and repair of clinical, anesthesia and other...
11.18.2017
Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Biomedical Informatics Core area and all projects by transforming and strengthening informatics technologies to support research. Responsible for ensuring the developing of new informatics technologies...
02.16.2016
Position is for internal applicants only. This position will direct the Biomedical Science Program (BSP), with functions and responsibilities similar to those normally associated with director of graduate studies positions in basic departments...
11.22.2017
Department: Physiology & Biomedical Engineering Specialty: Research A Life-Changing Career Responsibilities: Work on an NIH funded research project on imaging using novel ultrasound techniques, ultrasound tissue viscoelasticity...
11.19.2017
Department: Biomedical Ethics Research Program Specialty: Research A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: Mayo Clinic is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position in biomedical ethics. The specific job category (research fellow...
12.13.2017
Required to perform clinical laboratory testing and other necessary duties to keep the department functioning smoothly. Will work with self discipline, good judgment, and considerable independence while following established standards of...
12.13.2017
Assists in preparing specimens and performing basic clinical laboratory testing; adheres to laboratory safety standards and quality requirements throughout all procedures. Performs basic clinical laboratory testing procedures, including manual...
11.26.2017
Department: Health Sciences Research Specialty: Research A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and organized applicant for a postdoctoral research position in Biomedical Informatics at...
08.23.2017
Physician Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory Columbus, OH August 23, 2017 Apply Keep Me In Mind Come work for an organization where everything matters. 8:00am 5:00pm Responsibilities: In conjunction with...
12.03.2017
Department: Laboratory A Life-Changing Career Responsibilities: Under general supervision, perform tasks to assistant laboratory technical staff and laboratory leadership. May perform multiple functions such as phlebotomy, clerical work,...
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