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Medical Scientists

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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. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.


  • Most medical scientists need a Ph.D. in a biological science; some also hold a medical degree.
  • Some medical scientists work in research laboratories at universities and hospitals; others work for pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.
  • Medical scientists with both a Ph.D. and M.D. are likely to have the best opportunities.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $76,130/yr ($38.07/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Doctor or Professional degree