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Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Follow strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination.
    • Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.
    • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue, and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms or to study cell structure.
    • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
    • Standardize drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds.
    • Teach principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures to physicians, residents, students, and technicians.
    • Write and publish articles in scientific journals.
    • Write applications for research grants.
    • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
    • Use equipment such as atomic absorption spectrometers, electron microscopes, flow cytometers, or chromatography systems.
    • Confer with health departments, industry personnel, physicians, and others to develop health safety standards and public health improvement programs.
    • Consult with and advise physicians, educators, researchers, and others regarding medical applications of physics, biology, and chemistry.

    Skills

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • Active Learning

      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 75120/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 36.12/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,440
    • Yearly Projected Openings 340

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Innovation
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Spectrophotometers
    • Laboratory flasks
    • Chromatography tubing
    • Chemistry analyzers
    • Benchtop centrifuges

    Technology

    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

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    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.

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