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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists



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. Practitioners who primarily provide medical or dental care or dispense drugs are included in “Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners” (29-1000).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 6014$43.92/hr$23.24/hr$31.59/hr$40.16/hr$50.89/hr$72.04/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing260$40.55/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$97.47/hr
Professional and Business Services910$51.86/hr
Education and Health Services2,070$32.70/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20$49.86/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$39.57/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$31.15/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$35.62/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$31.79/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$39.44/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$28.66/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$40.17/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$28.66/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$40.16/hr10.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,930$39.25/hr12.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,970$39.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,290$39.23/hr12.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 400$84,061.40/yr2.6%
Biological Scientists, All Other 460$43.80/hr6.9%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 1,240$40.56/hr5.0%
Microbiologists 330$38.21/hr4.2%


  • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue, and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms or to study cell structure.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation, and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings to the scientific audience and general public.
  • Use equipment such as atomic absorption spectrometers, electron microscopes, flow cytometers, or chromatography systems.
  • Study animal and human health and physiological processes.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
  • Standardize drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Standardize drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds.
  • Follow strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination.