Embryologists most commonly work with physicians to assist their patients with reproductive health issues and clinical research. Clinical embryologists are responsible for retrieving eggs, assisting with in vitro fertilization, maintaining clinical records and running tests on eggs. They often work in hospitals and fertility clinics, but may also perform laboratory work or seek roles in education.

To become an embryologist the minimum requirement is usually a degree in biomedical science, but there are also specialised postgraduate courses available for people with a degree in relevant scientific or health backgrounds.