They look at the size, structure, function and amount of different types of blood cells and produce reports and scientific analyses to show their findings. The majority of haematologists work in laboratories in biomedical roles, but others work in blood transfusion centres or in clinical roles where they have direct contact with patients. Working with other clinical professionals is also part of a haematologist’s job.
Doctors can also specialise in haematology but this is a very different career route.
Haematology is a constantly developing specialist area of medicine and provides scope for clinical and laboratory experience.