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How to Become A Medical Laboratory Scientist in Australia?

In this blog, I'll explain why you should consider going to Australia to study Medical Laboratory Scientist.

In this blog, we cover the following:

  1. How to Become A Medical Laboratory Scientist in Australia?

  2. Why should you consider studying Medical Laboratory Scientist in Australia?

  3. How much does it cost to study Medical Laboratory Scientist in Australia?

  4. What is the minimum score for IELTS academic test?

How to Become A Medical Laboratory Scientist in Australia and why you should consider studying in Australia to become one.

If you are looking for a promising health career and do not want to study nursing, consider doing a Medical laboratory science degree.

So what does a medical laboratory scientist do? Medical laboratory scientists work in clinical diagnostic pathology laboratories and perform and interpret tests on a wide range of human samples, such as blood, bone marrow, urine, and tissue.

The results they generate are used to assess health status, diagnose disease and monitor the effects of various treatments and therapies, e.g., chemotherapy used in cancer treatments. 70% of all clinical decisions are either wholly or partially based on the results generated by pathology laboratories.

In addition, 100% of cancers are diagnosed by pathology testing as well as performing 100% of COVID-⁠19 tests in laboratories. Medical laboratory scientists work in the pathology industry in hospitals or public or private laboratories.

Graduates are also employed in elite health example, assisted fertility clinics and public health laboratories. Graduates of this course may choose a role in multidisciplinary settings, specialize in an area of particular interest, or complete postgraduate studies for a research career.

I'm recommending this course because the occupation outcome of medical laboratory scientists is on the medium to long-term list, and you will have the option to apply for the general skilled migration Points tested visas like subclasses 189, 190, and 491.

The skills assessment process is relatively straightforward for this occupation. You can get a positive skills assessment if you have completed an accredited degree in Australia.

This occupation is usually open in most states and is a high-demand occupation.

If you work in this occupation on your temporary graduate visa for two years, you will also be eligible for employer-sponsored visas.

This course is available in many regional universities, allowing you to get an extended temporary graduate visa.

To become a medical laboratory scientist, you must complete an accredited Bachelor's or Master's degree in medical laboratory science from an Australian university.

The skills assessing body for this occupation is the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists, also known as AIMS.

The fees for this course usually start from 34,000 Australian dollars per year. Some regional universities also offer Bachelor's and Master's degrees in medical laboratory science.

The duration for a bachelor's degree is four years, and the Master's degree is 2 to 2.5 years.

Most universities will require a minimum score of 7 in each component of IELTS academic tests as their entry requirement.

Intakes are available for February each year, and if you are looking into enrolling in this course, please get in touch with us.

Please note that this course is highly competitive and has limited places due to placement requirements.

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