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Medical Scientists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be medical scientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Critical Thinking4.124.62
Science4.124.88
Active Listening44.12
Reading Comprehension45.38
Writing44.62

Medical Scientists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be medical scientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Written Comprehension4.255.25
Inductive Reasoning4.125.5
Oral Comprehension4.125.25
Deductive Reasoning44.88
Information Ordering44.38

Medical Scientists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be medical scientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Biology4.495.82
English Language4.175.04
Medicine and Dentistry4.134.14
Administration and Management3.664.25
Chemistry3.655.1

Medical Scientists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being medical scientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.816.11
Analyzing Data or Information4.656.09
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events4.486.1
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.476.19
Documenting/Recording Information4.345.22

Medical Scientists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being medical scientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.88
Initiative4.74
Dependability4.73
Analytical Thinking4.67
Attention to Detail4.65

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Medical Scientists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Medical Scientists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward8,200 N/A
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim7,590 $90,080
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue4,820 $87,060
San Diego-Carlsbad3,760 $113,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land2,190 $69,620
Durham-Chapel Hill2,160 $105,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1,660 $117,550
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson1,480 $108,750
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn1,190 $63,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale940 $91,610

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to medical scientists

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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