Medical Scientists

Medical scientists conduct research, clinical investigations, industry reviews, and develop drugs to improve and prolong human health. Approximately 104,280 medical scientists are employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Conduct research and clinical investigations; perform industry reviews; develop drugs to improve and prolong human health
Alternate Title(s) Genetic Engineers
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Internship, clinical training, or residency
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Biotech Firm Owner, or Consultant
  • College Professor
  • Research Manager
  • Medical Scientist

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