Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

$84.81K Median Salary 12.1K Job Openings (Annual Projection) 13.4% Job Growth

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About This Career

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.

Reported Job Titles

Associate Director, Experimental Medicine, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Pharmacologist, Investigator, Laboratory Director, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Scientist, Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Senior Scientist

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SpectrophotometersBenchtop centrifugesLaboratory flasksChromatography tubingPetri plates or dishesRobotic or automated liquid handling systemsRefrigerated benchtop centrifugesManual or electronic hematology differential cell countersMedical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scannersLaboratory funnelsMobile or transportable medical linear acceleratorsCalorimetersLiquid scintillation countersStandard fermentation unitsGel boxesMedical positron emission tomography PET unitsLaboratory mechanical convection ovensElectrocardiography EKG unitsMicrocentrifugesPhotometersDry wall single chamber carbon dioxide incubatorsMedical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubesDeoxyribonucleic sequence analyzersTemperature cycling chambers or thermal cyclersMicrobiology analyzersLaboratory washing machinesForced air or mechanical convection general purpose incubatorsLaboratory balancesFume hoods or cupboardsMedical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic useDry baths or heating blocksElectrophoresis system power suppliesLaboratory sprayersNotebook computersGas chromatographsComplementary deoxyribonucleic acid cDNA synthesis kitsDropping pipettesThin layer chromatography tanksScanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopesLaboratory heatersLaminar flow cabinets or stationsMedical ultrasound bone densitometersVacuum or rotary evaporatorsUltrasonic disintegratorsUltra cold or ultralow upright cabinets or freezersLaboratory graduated cylindersBlood gas analyzersLaboratory filtration hardware or accessoriesLaboratory hotplatesIon selective electrode ISE metersThinlayer chromatographsExtracting equipment for laboratoriesUltraviolet crosslinkersVacuum or centrifugal concentratorsMicroplatesMicroplate washersInstrumentation for capillary electrophoresisAtomic absorption AA spectrometersHigh pressure liquid chromatograph chromatographyChemistry analyzersVideoscopesSteam autoclaves or sterilizersLaboratory blenders or emulsifiersNuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometersPasteur or transfer pipettesConductivity metersHematology or chemistry mixersCoagulation analyzersElectron microscopesGel dryersMainframe computersBeta counterspH metersLaboratory evaporatorsCuvettesMass spectrometersHomogenizersIon chromatographsGel documentation systemsVortex mixersLaser printersGamma countersShaking incubatorsHematology analyzersMagnetic stirrersDesktop computersUltracentrifugesMicroplate readersPersonal computersColorimetersBinocular light compound microscopes