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

Getting Information

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

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

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