Research Scientist

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Medical research scientists use scientific methods to study countless aspects of our world. Those who specialize in medical research study diseases, drugs, microorganisms, genetics and many other areas of human and animal health. They work toward improved understanding of diseases and of environmental hazards. They play a critical role in the development of new therapeutic treatments and innovative diagnostic techniques. The medicines we take, the inoculations that protect us from infectious diseases and the processes that preserve our food were all developed by medical research scientists.

Medical research scientists can pursue a variety of specialties. These include anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, embryology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and many others.

Career Outlook: 
Career Outlook data is specific to New Hampshire State.
Number of Jobs 2010: 
358
Number of Projected Jobs 2020: 
479
Jobs Percentage Change: 
33.8%
Total Annual Openings: 
14
Growth Outlook: 
Very Favorable
June 2013 Entry Level Wage: 
$20.70
June 2013 Mean Wage: 
$29.99
June 2013 Experienced Wage: 
$34.64
Salary Range: 
$60,000 - $80,000
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Education Levels:

There are several educational paths to obtaining this job. Please consult your Case Manager for specific details about these opportunities.
License and Certification Requirements: 
Coding Certification Required: 
No
Coding License Required: 
No
Certification(s) Required: 
No
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Types of Work:

Workplace Environment: 
Laboratory
School or Institution
Types of Interaction: 
Independently