The use of biotechnology and genetechnology in diagnosis and treatment of diseases are fields in rapid growth, and there is a great need for qualified personnel for research and development in industry as well as in public institutions.
A degree in Biomedicine creates ample opportunity for an exciting job where academic challenge is combined with contributing to human welfare through disease control.
As a biomedic, career opportunities exist within both the public healthcare system and private corporations. It could be in connection with research and development projects in the pharmaceutical industry, biotech industry, food technology, in hospitals, in universities and at research centres.Do you want to work in the pharmaceutical industry?
Businesses in the pharmaceutical industry deal with public health and disease control. The chemical manufacturing of pharmaceutical products like insulin, vaccines, antibiotics and penicillin require a thorough knowledge of diseases on cell and molecular levels, as well as knowledge of why we become sick and how medicine works within the body. This is where the know-how of the biomedic comes in. A biomedic has the exact interdisciplinary learning which the pharmaceutical industry needs and there is an increasing demand for people of this particular profession.
Biotech is a part of the pharmaceutical industry. The biotech industry utilises the biological processes which occur in i.e. a yeast cell or bacteria, as the industry profits from genetic engineering and uses the “host cells” in order to technically and industrially produce for instance insulin, growth hormone and vaccines.
A degree in Biomedicine also gives you the opportunity to work in the pharmaceutical industry as a pharmaceutical consultant.Which way will you go?
A position as researcher usually necessitates completing a research degree. PhD students are typically paid through a scholarship from a university, stipend from a foundation or through collaboration with a business.
A master’s degree in Biomedicine does not give teaching credentials on a high school level.