Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

General Information

Description

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 12,600 openings for medical scientists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$91,510

State-by-state Salary

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$123,310
$44,850
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 35%
  • Master's degree 24%
  • Post-doctoral training 24%
  • Bachelor's degree 7%
  • Post-master's certificate 6%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Biology
  • English Language
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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