Pharmacologist

Moderate
Growth
$1,469 Avg
Pay/Week
36 Avg
Hours/Week
24,200
Workers
Very High Skill
Required
73.0% Full-Time
Share
39 years
Avg Age
69.1%
Female

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Medical Laboratory Scientists conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Common tasks include:

 

  • preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
  • examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
  • analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases

 

A Bachelor Degree or higher is required and nearly all workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed.

Top skills required:

 

  • Critical Thinking - Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Reading work related information.
  • Writing - Writing things for co-workers or customers.