1. Living things
Six career contexts are listed under this heading to show a breadth of job type in this area. Each gives example work areas, the knowledge and skills required and importantly, why they are needed.
|Example work areas||Knowledge/skills required||Why?|
|Medical researcher||cancer, stem cells, fertility treatment||human biology, cell behaviour, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, microscopy, medical ethics data analysis||To understand how cells develop and replicate|
|Medical physicist||imaging (e.g. radiography, ultrasound, CAT, MRI), physiological measurements, prosthetics, replacement parts||human biology, electromagnetic radiation, materials science, computing, data analysis||To operate equipment safely and effectively, and design durable prosthetics for use inside and outside the body|
|Food scientist||nutrition, food, additives, chocolate, wine||biochemistry, chemical processing, chemical analysis, properties of materials, sensory analysis||To produce safe, nutritious, attractive food and drink|
|Arable farmer||crop management, agricultural equipment||plant biology, pest and weed control, conservation, machine maintenance||To maximise crop quality and quantity, while maintaining the environment|
|Veterinary assistant||pets, farm animals, working animals||animal biology, hygiene, equipment and its care, computer data systems||To ensure smooth running of the vet’s surgery and call-outs|
|Wildlife photographer||book/magazine illustrations, TV/films, birthday/postcards||animal behaviour and habitats, camera technology, lighting technology, digital image manipulation||To locate and approach animals and produce quality images|
Is there a career here for you?
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