Medical Scientists

by Keonna Owens

Education/Degree/Certification Required

  • Doctoral Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Bachelors Degree

Job Outlook

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Growth rate 11.2%

Job Description

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research. Practitioners who primarily provide medical or dental care or dispense drugs are included in "Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners"

Median Annual Salary in the U.S

  • $82,240 per year
  • $39.54 per hour

Task and Activities

  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation, and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings to the scientific audience and general public.
  • Study animal and human health and physiological processes.
  • Follow strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination.
  • Write and publish articles in scientific journals.


This career is interesting to me because i like seeing Doctors taking care of people & this is a very different Career. I also chose this because i care about my health alot & i would like to learn more about this. The pay is good money too.