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Medical Scientists


Conduct research to better understand human health and disease.

Medical Scientists conduct research on disease. This career includes all types of medical professionals who primarily do research, like doctors, dentists, public health specialists, and others. It does not include researchers who study the causes of disease in entire populations (see Epidemiologists).

Wages $38.39 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training Graduate degree (any type) is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Biotechnology Research and Development
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