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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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Clinical Lab Scientist)
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Clinical Research Scientist
  • Medical Researcher
  • Physician Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Study Director
  • Toxicologist

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

Tasks

  • 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.
  • Write applications for research grants.

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 proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Research diseases or parasites.
  • Write grant proposals.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aeromedical Evacuation (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Allied Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Behavioral Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biochemist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biochemistry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Biomedical Laboratory Science (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Blood Bank (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Clinical Chemistry (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Chemistry (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Hematology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Microbiology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Laboratory, Toxicologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Biomedical Scientist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Laboratory (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Pharmacologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Field Veterinary Service (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Science Research Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Science Research Officer (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Health Services (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Entomologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Laboratory (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Laboratory Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Laboratory Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Laboratory Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Laboratory Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Microbiologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Microbiology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nuclear Medical Science (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Optometry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Cytology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Dermatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Forensic (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Gynecology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Hematology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Neuropathology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Pediatric (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pathologist, Transfusion Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pharmacy (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physiologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Podiatry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Senior Veterinarian (Immaterial) (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Biomedical Scientist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Clinical Medicine (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Laboratory Animal Medicine (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Pathology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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