Medical Scientists
(Except Epidemiologists)

risk level
Based on 320 votes
by year 2032
or $48.04 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

23% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

28% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 23% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' job openings is expected to rise 17.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' was $99,930, or $48 per hour

'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' were paid 115.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 110,550 people employed as 'Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.07% 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 (Low) says
Robots can't make a breakthrough in human science. Or can they?
Oct 04, 2020 at 02:54 PM
annonymus (Low) 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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