2346 Medical Scientists

Medical Scientists conduct medical tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and health conditions.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
  • examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
  • developing techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and respiratory or sleep disorders
  • advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods used in  diagnosis and treatment
  • setting up the steps and rules of medical testing
  • operating and maintaining laboratory and testing equipment
  • maintaining laboratory and testing quality assurance and safety standards
  • preparing scientific papers and reports


  • 234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist

234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist

Alternative Titles:

  • Hospital Scientist
  • Medical Scientific Officer

Conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


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