Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
- Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Soft Skills: Communication skills, critical thinking and data analysis
- Average Annual Salary: $80,500
- 3 in state schools: Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR), Oregon Institute of Technology (Wilsonville, OR), Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
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