Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (19-1042)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 71 76 7.04 1 6 8
United States 130700 141200 0.0 1900 10200 13200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 48.94 24.15 30.48 43.99 60.71 79.16
Alaska 46.71 26.03 32.00 41.25 48.87 62.99

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.