As well as being involved in the development of new medicines, you could also support existing patients as they go through a treatment programme. The test results you provide will show how well a patient is responding to treatment and whether any changes are necessary to help them get well. You won’t ever know the patients you’re supporting, but it could be people all over the world.
Finding ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat different diseases is a vital area of research work. Carrying out tests to diagnose diseases as quickly as possible is also essential, to ensure doctors and patients have the information they need to make decisions.