Medical Science Career Opportunities


A wide range of employment opportunities are available to medical biological scientists. These include, but not limited to:

Government sector:

  • Lecturer at Universities.
  • Researcher in research institutions such as Medical Research Council (MRC), Human Science Research Council (HSRC) etc.
  • Research Administrator at National and Provincial Departments of Health
  • Medical Scientist at Public Laboratories, e.g. NHLS, CSIR.

Private Sector:

  • Clinical Research associate at Pharmaceutical laboratories (research).
  • Sales representative for pharmaceutical and Medical laboratory supplies companies
  • Medical scientist in private diagnostic laboratories