Clinical embryologists are scientists who work in fertility treatment and reproductive research. They perform routine diagnostic services and therapeutic embryological procedures, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), at hospitals and clinics. They communicate with patients about specific treatment options regarding fertility and research infertility solutions with other medical, nursing, counselling and administrative staff.
Clinical embryologists need a practical and theoretical understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART). They also need to keep up to date with current regulations and legislation involving these subjects.
Embryology is a rapidly developing field that has seen enormous growth in the last 20 years. It is anticipated that it will continue to expand and more educated clinical embryologists will be needed as a result.