A career path for individuals who want to help struggling couples start a family and give the gift of life.
What Embryologists Do
Embryologists are primarily concerned with studying the science of life and reproduction.
Embryologists work closely with reproductive-specialist physicians on reproductive health issues.
Those that work within a clinical setting may be responsible for testing and retrieving eggs and helping with in-vitro fertilization. These settings are often hospitals or fertility clinics.
Embryologists that work in a research setting typically conduct clinical research into improving methods of fertilization and the health of embryos.
How to become an Embryologist
Most Embryologists complete a degree in biological sciences, health sciences or biomedicine.
After this, some pursue postgraduate studies, including masters or PhD/Doctorate. This may provide a competitive advantage when applying for more senior roles, or a role in a hospital.