Welcome to National Careers Week

An at-a-glance guide to studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine and where your career might take you.

Choosing to study a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne is just the beginning of your career development, including the economic, social and personal benefits, says Biomedicine Program Director, Associate Professor James Ziogas.

This week, as part of National Careers Week – an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia – we are celebrating careers in biomedical sciences.

“Career development is about much more than jobs, it’s a process of managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life,” says Associate Professor Ziogas. “It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge needed to plan and make informed decisions about education, training and work.”

With 15 majors to choose from and numerous career pathways stemming from the Bachelor of Biomedicine, students careers progress across a broad spectrum of specialisations including medicine, medical research, physiotherapy, optometry, dentistry, as well as less conventional streams like law, business and science communications.”

Develop your employability while you study

For current students exploring your employment options, crafting your resume and cover letter, or applying for an internship – check out CAREERS.

Remember, employability skills are the non-technical skills needed to get a job. Often referred to as ‘soft skills’, they include communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative, planning and organising, decision making, self-management and networking.

Career decision making and navigating the health care and medical research industries can be confronting at times,” say Associate Professor Ziogas. “You have to be resilient in this industry because there will be challenging times, but if you are persistent and ask for help from your mentors, you will keep moving forward to great things that ultimately help advance human health.”

Find out where the Bachelor of Biomedicine has taken our inspiring alumni: