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. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education Doctoral or professional degree
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,476
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.45 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Interpret psychological test results
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze biological samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret x-ray images
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Perform medical research
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Calculate radiation dosages following physician's prescription
Analyze medical or health data
Interpret laws or legislation
Take vital signs

Getting Information

Research medical or health improvement issues
Study development of microscopic organisms
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Study plant development
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Conduct clinical investigations
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Collect clinical data
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research based information

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain results of statistical analyses using graphs
Present research results to others
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct medical presentations
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Explain uses or effects of drugs
Maintain knowledge of new and existing drug products
Explain genetic data
Provide expert testimony

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Laboratory Testing
Supervisory Skills
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)

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