Clinical Photographer

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Clinical photographers work closely with doctors and other health care professionals. They produce photographs, videos and other graphical images for use in patient care, medical education and research. They are sometimes known as medical illustrators or medical photographers.

The Work

You could be:


Clinical photographers who work in the NHS are called healthcare scientists, and are on the Agenda for Change salary scales. They generally start on Band 5, £28,384 to £35,365 a year. With experience this rises to Band 6, £35,522 to £43,286 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2022.


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Getting In

As well as the NHS, you might also find jobs with publishing companies of medical textbooks or DVDs, or the departments of medical illustration in medical schools.

What Does it Take?

You should have:

You also need:


Getting On


Courtesy of NHS Education Scotland


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Medical Illustrators
Twitter: @imi_org

NHS Scotland Careers
Website (2):
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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