Medical Scientists
(Except Epidemiologists)

8.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $43.99 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 4% (Totally Safe)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' job openings is expected to rise 16.9% by 2030
'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' was $91,510, or $43.99 hourly
'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' are paid 118.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 126,110 people employed as Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 19-1042.00

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Unknown (Small chance) says
Robots can't make a breakthrough in human science. Or can they?
Oct 04, 2020 at 02:54 PM
annonymus (Small chance) says
it would be dangerous to make robots doctors
Aug 01, 2020 at 02:38 PM
Jofran (Highly likely) says
I think that medicine will not be automatised
May 01, 2019 at 09:20 PM

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