Here are some of the key skills you will need to pursue a career in healthcare science:
* Interest in science and technology
Working as a healthcare scientist, you will need a good academic background and interest in scientific knowledge. It is also important for you to update and test your knowledge against experience.
* Good communication
You will need good communication skills to be able to liaise with the healthcare team and also to advise and reassure patients.
* Comfortable using complex equipment
Healthcare Scientists work with technology and modern equipment.
* Meticulous Attention to detail
You will need good powers of observation and you must pay close attention to detail and produce highly accurate work even when under pressure.
* Good interpersonal skills
You will often have direct contact with patients; you must be trustworthy, sympathetic and have a friendly and professional attitude towards them.
* Happy to work as part of a team
You'll be working as part of a team whose collective focus is the health and well-being of people. You need to know how all these different people interlock and enjoy working as a team.