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Where can my interest in science take me?

Having an interest in science, biology, chemistry or physics can lead you to a wide range of study areas and career options.

The University of South Australia plays a key role in the education, training and development of future laboratory and medical science experts who have an interest in science.

We have also been educating future pharmaceutical experts who have a passion for preventing illness and treating disease to improve the quality of life for humans and animals.

By choosing a career in the health and food industry, you can pursue exciting roles like developing innovative foods, promoting and managing diets and lifestyles, and conducting research for enhanced wellbeing.

Read through the testimonials below to find out about the career pathways of some of our graduates, and download the brochure for a quick snapshot of where your subjects and interests can take you in health.

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Explore your science career options

 

COMMUNITY NUTRITIONIST 
Create changes in attitude toward nutrition and health; provide advice, guidance and support to the community.

HEALTH PROMOTION OFFICER 
Use social and environmental interventions to improve the health of groups and individuals.

SPORTS, EXERCISE AND FITNESS NUTRITIONIST 
Responsible for improving the health and optimising the performance of athletes.

FOOD SCIENTIST 
Use chemistry and biology to look at the microbiological, chemical and physical properties of food and ingredients. Analyse nutritional content, discover new food sources, and ensure that the manufacturing process is safe.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 
Develop new and innovative products to meet strategic business objectives.

MICROBIOLOGY SPECIALIST
Work in food manufacturing or government to research microorganisms in order to prevent disease.

FOOD POLICY ADVISOR 
Provide health and nutrition advice to the public. 

PHARMACY
Pharmacy graduates enjoy a range of career options nationally and internationally - working in:

  • community pharmacy,
  • hospital pharmacy,
  • government and regulatory agencies,
  • the pharmaceutical industry,
  • research and academia.

LABORATORY MEDICINE
As a Medical Laboratory Scientist, you will:

  • support clinicians in the diagnosis,
  • management and treatment of disease,
  • conduct research into the causes and cures for disease,
  • develop improved tests for disease detection,
  • recommend possible treatments,
  • monitor dosage and effects, as well as track the progress of patients.

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Our friendly Future Student Enquiries team can answer your questions about applying, fees, pathway options and more.

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