Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (19-1042)

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5767 17.51 23
United States 107,900116,800 8.3900 3,3404,240

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 45.6821.4227.40 38.7256.1776.72

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7110 14.148.4 37.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 8
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Biochemistry & Neuroscience PhD