Biomedical Sciences (not elsewhere classified)

Biomedical Sciences (not elsewhere classified) is about the application of science – biology, chemistry, etc – to medicine.

Despite just a single page here, this group of majors covers a wide range of biomedical sciences – that are collected together here.

All of them are distinct from specific medical disciplines such as medicine, podiatry, nursing, etc, which appear with their own individual pages elsewhere in No Major Drama.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Clinical technologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Immunologist
  • Anaesthesiologist
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Science teacher
  • Biology teacher
  • Technology teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


163% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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