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Science and Medical Writers

Overview

Science and medical writers translate technical medical and scientific information so it can be disseminated to the general public and professionals in the field. Science and medical writers research, interpret, write, and edit scientific and medical information. Their work often appears in books, technical studies and reports, magazine and trade journal articles, newspapers, company newsletters, and on Web sites, and may be used for radio and television broadcasts. Science and medical writers may also be known as science and medical authors or medical and science communicators. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Scientific

Career Ladder
Editor

Senior Writer

Writer

Junior Writer or Editorial Assistant

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