Medical biotechnology

What can I do with my course in medical biotechnology?

Careers in medical biotechnology

As a medical biotechnologist you study cells and cell material and develop pharmaceutical and diagnostic products that treat and prevent human diseases. You use biotechnology, nanotechnology, molecular diagnostics and cell and tissue engineering for medical advancement.

You will primarily work in a laboratory setting developing new vaccines and medicines in a multidisciplinary team. Medical biotechnologists work in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, universities, pathology and biomedical industries and research institutes. You should also consider studying a higher research degree if you want to progress within this field.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in medical biotechology:

  • Strong technical laboratory skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
  • Investigation and research techniques
  • Teamwork skills for cross-disciplinary research
  • Project management skills
  • An eye for detail

Related roles include:

  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Life Scientist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for medical biotechnology graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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