Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in laboratory and industry settings such as laboratories in universities, hospitals or research institutes; diagnostic laboratories in hospitals and private diagnostic pathology services; and biotechnology laboratories. You could also find work in education, the pharmaceutical or scientific equipment industries, journalism, or publishing. Earnings for life scientists, which includes Pathology, are above average and employment for this occupation is expected to grow moderately to 2019.


    This job title is given to those who have completed graduate studies in medicine, followed by several further years of specialist pathology studies while working in a hospital pathology department.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Pathology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. If you wish to explore biomedicine research questions in greater depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to graduate research at honours, masters and doctoral level. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.


    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • This major leads to graduate programs in Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences that will prepare you for a wide range of health related professions. Graduate pathways advice is available at the Health Hub to help you understand and plan you options for further study.
    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as law, teaching, humanities, business, government.