Biologists in the Health Sector

Biologists in the Health Sector


Biologists can work on public health issues to defeat diseases such as polio, childhood illnesses, diabetes, tuberculosis, AIDS, cancer and heart disease. Others are working to prevent the spread of rare, deadly diseases, such as the most malignant virus, SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus and previous SARS (SARS-CoV Coronavirus Causing Serious Acute Respiratory Syndrome (MERSV) and MERS causes Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) and Ebola virus.

Biologists in the field of health can deal with many specialties such as:

  • Haematology
  • Immunology
  • Histology
  • Histophysiology
  • Embryology
  • Comparative endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Molecular and Applied Microbiology
  • Population Genetics
  • Immunogenetics
  • Microbial genetics
  • Developmental genetics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Radiology
  • Radiobiology
  • Cellular pathology
  • Epidemiology and other areas

In the Health Sector, many Biologists work in the following Services (indicative):

  • Biomedical laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • IVF Laboratories
  • Transplant centers
  • Bone Marrow Donor Banks
  • Stem Cell Banks
  • Biobanks
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Public and Private Hospitals – Medical Centers
  • Biochemical laboratories
  • Microbiological laboratories
  • Immunobiology laboratories
  • Radiotherapy laboratories
  • State General Laboratory

In addition, healthcare biologists may choose to work in organisations such as Doctors Without Borders, which contribute to providing the necessary healthcare services to less developed and / or war-affected areas.