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Science Job Overview

Science jobs in the healthcare industry encompasses a wide range of specialties. They span into disciplines like life science, veterinary science, physiological science, clinical engineering and bioinformatics. Most of these careers fall under the umbrella of biomedical sciences, which include the following specialties:
  • Audiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cytology
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Radiation health
  • Virology
The settings of healthcare science jobs vary widely by field, but hospitals, doctor's offices, laboratories, universities, state and local governments and private firms are the most common working environments. When conducting research, healthcare scientists may venture into the field to gather samples, monitor conditions or conduct interviews.

Science Job Education Requirements

The educational requirements of science jobs vary by field, but most require at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline. For example, biological technicians, microbiologists and zoologists can enter their fields with a bachelor's degree. However, positions like medical scientist and biochemist require a doctoral or professional degree. If you don't want to pursue a bachelor's or graduate degree but still want a healthcare science job, you can also find positions that just require an associate's degree. For instance, radiologic and MRI technologists, sonographers, veterinary technicians, medical laboratory technicians and phlebotomists may only need associate's degrees for many positions.

Science Job Market

Again, the outlook for science jobs will depend on the field you enter. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most positions in the biomedical sciences will experience faster than average growth in the next decade. An aging population, widespread chronic and infectious disease, and increased use of pharmaceuticals will all contribute to employment growth in this sector.

Significant disparities in expected growth rates exist among specialties in the field, however. For instance, while sonographers and phlebotomists are both expected to experience faster than average job growth, dental laboratory technicians and zoologists/wildlife biologists will see slower than average growth in coming years.

Science Job Salary Information

Salaries for science jobs will depend upon the educational attainment and experience of the employee, as well as the setting and geographic location. In general, healthcare science jobs that demand advanced degrees pay better. Even positions with the same educational requirements, however, can have vastly different pay. For instance, nuclear medicine technologists make an average of $70,180 per year, while dental lab technicians make $33,070 per year, even though both require an associate's degree. Some scientific positions, such as some clinical engineering and health sciences positions, also require licensure, and those positions tend to pay more.
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The incumbent is a field-based professional with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical and scientific support for AstraZeneca's oncology marketed products, new indications for current products, and compounds in development. The incumbent engages in scientific exchange with medical and scientific experts, including Healthcare Professionals and Manage...
AstraZeneca
The incumbent is a field-based professional with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical and scientific support for AstraZeneca's oncology marketed products, new indications for current products, and compounds in development. The incumbent engages in scientific exchange with medical and scientific experts, including Healthcare Professionals and Manage...
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. South San Francisco, CA, 94080
Summary of Position: The Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director (MSD), Drug Safety reports to the Head, US Drug Safety (USDS) and is an integral member of the USDS leadership team. The MSD/Sr MSD provides collaborative clinical and research leadership on drug safety matters to internal and external stakeholders. He/she is dedicated to promoting continuous quality improvement of ...
Job Description ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research, information, and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development. Each year, ACT serves millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies—nationally and internationally. Learn more at ac...
Catholic Health Initiatives Des Moines, IA, 50301
Job Summary: Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide support for student recruitment activities including responding to correspondence and providing campus tours. Essential Functions: Participates in activities related to student recruitment both on and off campus. Assists in special projects related to student recruitment, including activities with middle and high school students...
Alegent Creighton Health Des Moines, IA
Mercy College of Health Science - Student Ambassador-Maroons in Health Science - 1400023877 Description Job Summary: Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide support for student recruitment activities including responding to correspondence and providing campus tours. Essential Functions: Participates in activities related to student recruitment both on and off campus. Assists in ...
Catholic Health Initiatives Des Moines, IA
Mercy College of Health Science - Student Ambassador-Maroons in Health Science - 1400023877 Description Job Summary: Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide support for student recruitment activities including responding to correspondence and providing campus tours. Essential Functions: Participates in activities related to student recruitment both on and off campus. Assists in ...
Grifols continues to grow and we are currently looking for a Medical Science Liaison (MSL). The candidate may be hired at a number of cities in the West. Due to the travel required for the position and target audience of our MSL’s, we prefer the candidate to be located in or near a large metropolitan area with excellent airport connections. Responsibilities: Develops and maintains professional r...
The Diabetes Medical Affairs mission is to use our deep therapeutic knowledge, to generate and translate science, to advance healthcare outcomes for patients. The Diabetes Medical Science Liaison will serve as a key liaison to national thought leaders, endocrinologists and other health care providers (HCPs). The Diabetes Medical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Diabetes Field Medical A...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
As the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor, Marsh is devoted to finding the opportunity in risk. Companies look to us to help them navigate the daunting global risk landscape, seeing risks others don't and unlocking opportunities others can't. With 25,000 employees and annual revenues approaching $5 billion Marsh serves more clients in more industries worldwide than any firm in our i...
Overview Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse and decentralized pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our un...
Ulthera®, Inc. is a global, commercial-stage medical device company pioneering aesthetic and medical applications using its therapeutic ultrasound platform technology. The Ulthera® System is the first and only energy-based device to receive FDA clearance for a non-invasive aesthetic lift indication. The first application for Ultherapy® – the procedure enabled by the System – is a non-invasive face...
IQ Solutions (www.iqsolutions.com), a health education, information, and communications firm based in Rockville, MD, is seeking a senior science writer with particular expertise in writing on cancer or oncology related materials. The position primarily involves developing materials for health professionals as well as patients with an emphasis on plain language and health literacy. The position re...

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