Medical Scientist (Research) OverviewEntry-Level EducationDoctoral or Professional DegreeWork Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job Training NoneNumber of Jobs, 2012103,100Job Outlook, 2012-202213% (As fast as average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+13,700Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

Medical scientists work in offices and laboratories, full time. They typically need a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science, from an accredited post secondary institution. Some also have a medical degree.medical laboratoryMedical and Clinical Technologist OverviewEntry-Level EducationBachelors DegreeWork Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job

TrainingNoneNumber of Jobs, 2012325,800Job Outlook, 2012-202222% (Much faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+70,600Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances. Some medical laboratory technologists and technicians were employed in hospitals while others work in doctors’ offices and diagnostic laboratories.

For more detailed information on being a Registered Nurse and related careers, click the links below:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technologists,

2012 Median Pay $76,980/year or $37.01/hr
2012 Median Pay $47,820/year or $22.99/hr

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