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Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists - 19-1042.00

O*NET-SOC 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. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Associate Director, Experimental Medicine
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Investigator
  • Laboratory Director
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientist
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Senior Scientist

SOC Occupation Groups

19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1000 Life Scientists
19-1040 Medical Scientists
19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Related Occupations


  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation, and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings to the scientific audience and general public.
  • Confer with health departments, industry personnel, physicians, and others to develop health safety standards and public health improvement programs.
  • Consult with and advise physicians, educators, researchers, and others regarding medical applications of physics, biology, and chemistry.
  • Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.
  • Follow strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination.
  • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue, and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms or to study cell structure.
  • Standardize drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds.
  • Study animal and human health and physiological processes.
  • Teach principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures to physicians, residents, students, and technicians.
  • Use equipment such as atomic absorption spectrometers, electron microscopes, flow cytometers, or chromatography systems.
  • Write and publish articles in scientific journals.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on healthcare matters.
  • Analyze biological samples.
  • Direct medical science or healthcare programs.
  • Establish standards for medical care.
  • Establish standards for products, processes, or procedures.
  • Instruct college students in physical or life sciences.
  • Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Operate laboratory or field equipment.
  • Plan biological research.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Research diseases or parasites.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aeromedical Evacuation (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Behavioral Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Blood Bank (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Toxicologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Scientist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Science Research Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Health Services (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Laboratory Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Entomologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nuclear Medical Science (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Optometry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Cardiology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Developmental Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Endocrinology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Gastroenterology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Hematology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Neonatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Nephrology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Neurology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Pulmonology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pharmacy (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Podiatry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Anatomist
  • Medical Coordinator, Pesticide Use
  • Medical Physicist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist