Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health.
Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of, or in addition to, a Ph.D.
Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. A larger and aging population, increased rates of several chronic conditions, and a growing reliance on pharmaceuticals are all factors that are expected to increase demand for medical scientists.
Medical scientists work in offices and laboratories. Most work full time.