Healthcare Science careers

Healthcare scientists prevent, diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions. They use a range of science, engineering and technology skills.

There are more than 50 different specialisms in healthcare science.

Our scientists work in laboratories and with patients to assess and diagnose diseases and illnesses.

Our engineers help patients live independent and fulfilling lives.

Our data and technology experts improve systems that benefit patients. 

Healthcare science has four areas with different specialties within each:

Whatever stage of your life you are at, you can find a route into healthcare science by:

  • completing an undergraduate degree
  • completing the NHS Scientist Training programme for graduates
  • employment in an entry level role
  • taking an apprenticeship, including a growing number of degree-level apprenticeships. 

Want to know more?

Contact the Surrey Heartlands Health and Social Care Academy

They can provide information about career roles, learning and development opportunities and return to practice options in Surrey Heartlands.

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