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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:

Pay

Clinical photographers who work in the NHS are called health care scientists, and are on the Agenda for Change salary scales. They generally start on Band 5, £23,113 to £29,905 a year. With experience this rises to Band 6, £27,635 to £37,000 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2018.

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Workforce Employment Status

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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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
373
2.8 %
FALL
2023
363
  United Kingdom
2018
10960
1.9 %
FALL
2023
10753

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You also need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP)
Tel: 01296 642020
E-mail: info@bipp.com
Website: http://www.bipp.com/
Twitter: @thebipp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theBIPP/

Council for the Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners (CAMIP)
Website: http://www.camip.org.uk

Institute of Medical Illustrators
Tel: 0141 330 4366
E-mail: scotland@imi.org.uk
Website: http://www.imi.org.uk/
Twitter: @imi_org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amidotorg/

Medical Artists' Association of Great Britain
Website: http://www.maa.org.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MAAofGB/

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