Medical Scientists
(Except Epidemiologists)

8.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $45.82 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 23% (No worries)

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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 17.4% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' was $95,310, or $45.82 hourly
'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' are paid 108.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as medical scientists, except epidemiologists?

As of 2021 there were 108,550 people employed as Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists.

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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MedicalRobot says
With new ai and sensors being created and developed. Robots can diagnose and prescribe medication/treatments. Most of medicine is remember things and find patterns and robots can do that as easy
May 13, 2021 at 04:34 AM
Swiss says
Robots don't understand pain, so yeah.
Mar 29, 2021 at 02:47 PM
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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