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What do medical scientists do? Here’s a quick description from Analyst:
SOC 19-1042: Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation or other research, production, technical writing, or related activities. Includes medical scientists such as physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists.
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This chart shows how the occupation has performed since 2007. The dotted line is a projection based on historical data; it is not an economic forecast.
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Here are the top 24 of the 36 educational programs that help prepare people for this occupation (click the table to enlarge):
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