The wider pathology workforce

In addition to medical, scientific and veterinary pathologists, other types of experts are needed within the various pathology specialties. 

Anatomical pathology technicians support pathologists in undertaking post mortems. Find out more about working as an anatomical pathology technologist here.

Biomedical scientists are science graduates who work in specialties such as histopathology, microbiology and haematology. Their expertise is in performing the millions of tests that are carried out in laboratories every year. Find out more about careers in biomedical science here.

Bioinformaticians are people who analyse data for diagnostics and epidemiology. Read more about a career as a bioinformatician.

Cervical cytology screeners are the highly skilled people who examine cervical smears and other cytology specimens, helping to make the UK Cervical Cancer Screening Programme one of the best in the world. Learn more about out working as a cytologist here.

Medical laboratory assistants provide technical support and work in specialised areas such as laboratories or the mortuary. Discover more about working as a medical laboratory assistant here.

Phlebotomists take blood from patients for testing. Learn about working as a phlebotomist here.