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Medical Ethicists

Overview

Medical ethicists are consultants, teachers, researchers, and policymakers in the field of medical ethics, the branch of philosophy that addresses the moral issues involved in medical practice and research. Medical ethicists often work as philosophy, religion, and health teachers. There are approximately 23,820 philosophy and religious teachers, and 178,900 health specialties teachers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Director of Research Project or Center for Ethical Study, or Professor, or Consultant

Experienced Medical Ethicist

Entry-Level Medical Ethicist