What is a Physiologist?
A Physiologist generally works in a field of medicine. They are not doctors but researchers. They work mostly in laboratories. They may work with some patients if they are testing a certain medicine or disease.
There are 4 main areas of physiology:
- Human biological functions
- Non-human animals
- Cellular studies
What does a Physiologist do?
- works in a laboratory
- performs experiments and tests
- analyses data
- writes reports
- works on specific projects / diseases / medicines etc
- compares data
- liases with medical staff and other specialists
- keeps up to date with information relevant to their field
Are you . . . ?
- interested in science and biology?
- interested in research?
- detail orientated?
- thorough and systematic?
How do I become a Physiologist?
You will need to complete a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Physiology.
- University of Pretoria
- University of KZN
- University of Witwatersrand
- Stellenbosch University
- University of Limpopo
- University of Johannesburg
- University of the Western Cape
- Nelson Mandela Metrop0litan University
- Rhodes University
- University of Cape Town
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Is becoming a Physiologist the right career choice for me?