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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences immerses you in scientific research from day one. Working in both individual and group settings, you will be introduced to biomedical research in your coursework and have numerous opportunities to actively engage in biomedical research with world-class researchers at the Faculty of Medicine through summer research studentships, your capstone honours thesis project and other research placement opportunities.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Problem-solving - Defining and solving problems; Approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; Analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; Decision making skills; Advanced quantitative abilities; Trouble shooting

Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Analytical and critical thinking - Synthesize complex information; logical reasoning; critical thinking; in-depth knowledge of biological theory; understanding of scientific method of inquiry.

Technical - Aptitude for computer languages and programming; Operate scientific/ laboratory equipment and instruments; understand laboratory process.

Verbal and written communication - Ability to summarize, condense and organize ideas and information; Ability to articulate, explain, and teach technical information to others


Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Biological Scientist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biomedical Engineer  
  • Biotechnician
  • Child Health Specialist
  • Community Health Educator
  • Cytologist
  • Dietician
  • Drug Developer
  • Endocrinologist
  • Engineering Technician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Gerontologist
  • Immunologist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Equipment Repairer
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • Medical Writer
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Naturopath
  • Non-Profit Organization Worker
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
  • Optometrist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Photographer
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Potential Industries

  • Biotechnology Company Research and Development Laboratories
  • Educational and Medical Institutions
  • Federal, Provincial and Local Government Departments and Agencies
  • Government Regulatory Agencies
  • Health and Educational Schools
  • Health Services
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Medical and Veterinary Research Organizations
  • Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Medical Institutions
  • Research Facilities of Companies
  • Universities and Colleges
  • University Research Laboratories

Did You Know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact
Room G503, O'Brien Centre for the Bachelor of Health Sciences
3330 Hospital Drive NW
T: 403.220.3751


Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020