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What is Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use".

Describe Your Job

Medical scientists do the research needed in the fight against disease. Medical scientists conduct research on diseases, and on the viruses and bacteria that cause them, to develop vaccines and medications.




A Medical Scientist in a year normally makes around $105,510 depending on where they are from or where they work.

What education is needed?

You need a PhD in biological sciences or a health science related major.

What are the duties of the Job?

People who are medical scientist analyze things such as chemicals or both and maybe even both. At times, they also observe molecules and they try to find cures or medicines for diseases or sicknesses.