Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other

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Total Workforce

139k

Average Age

41.2

Estimated Job Growth

7.73%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$94,058

Average Male Salary

$104,586

Average Female Salary

$84,895

About

Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other was $94,058 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other by wage are Physician assistants, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, and Information security analysts.

Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are part of the Life, physical, & social science occupations, along with Agricultural & food scientists, Biological scientists, Conservation scientists & foresters, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Astronomers & physicists, Atmospheric & space scientists, Chemists & materials scientists, Environmental scientists & geoscientists, Other Physical Scientists, Economists, Psychologists, Urban & regional planners, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, Agricultural & food science technicians, Biological technicians, Chemical technicians, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, and Cambridge City PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are Cambridge City PUMA, MA, Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, and Watertown Town City, Arlington, Belmont & Winchester Towns PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are paid most in San Mateo (South) & Half Moon Bay Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Cambridge City PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$94,058

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,979

In 2017, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other earned an average of $94,058, $41,993 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Physician assistants make somewhat more than Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other while Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.355

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.355, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Scientific research & development services, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services.

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Industries by Share

139k

2017 Workforce

± 9,139

0.0982%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.31%

The number of people employed as Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other has been growing at a rate of 0.0982%, from 138,556 people in 2016 to 138,692 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other at  28.4%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 22.5% and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing with 14.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other in the US. The average age of male Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other in the workforce is 42.3 and of female Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is 40.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is White.

Gender Composition

64.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,236

74.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,684

53.5% of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

59% of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 30.8% of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Age by Gender

42.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.12

40.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.03

The median age of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 2 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is Biology but a relatively high number of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other hold a major in Biology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other need many skills, but most especially Science and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are expected to see a growth of 7.73% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.73%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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