Medical Illustrator

By: Holly Stoll

Job responsibilities

Medical illustrators produce resources like photography with graphic images. The graphic images are for professionals involved in patient care. They create images that advances medical science knowledge. These images convey medical or biological information. They produce very accurate illustrations which are used in medical books, journals, films, etc.

Work environment

What is needed to qualify for this area of work?

In order to qualify for this job, you need at least a bachelor's degree (4 years). It is not required to have a master's degree in medical illustration but it is encouraged.

Money earned per year

A medical illustrator can earn $62,000 and up to $100,000 per year. If you are in supervisory and creative director positions, then you would earn $85,000 to $175,000 per year.

Other interesting facts about medical illustrators

-Medical illustrators may be able to observe lab procedures and surgeries.

-They may collaborate with medical professionals and scientists

-Medical illustrations have been used since the beginning of medicine. For hundreds or thousands of years.