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Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesInvestigate and describe the causes and distribution of diseases, disabilities, and other health outcomes. They also develop methods of disease prevention and control.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$63,010 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsUsually work indoors, in a laboratory or university. Accuracy and follow through are very important. Biological and medical scientists usually work regular hours in offices or laboratories and usually are not exposed to unsafe or unhealthy conditions.

Minimum Education RequirementsMaster's Degree

SkillsCritical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Time Management, Mathematics, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsVictoria Cargill
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