Toxicologist Career Journal

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Toxicologist
Definition of Toxicologist:
* A toxicologist is one who studies the nature and effects of poisons and their treatment. Required Education/Training:
* To become a toxicologist, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree in toxicology or a related field. * Most toxicologists have either a master’s or doctoral degree in the field. * To toxicologist in a certain field, you must have had to experience in that field. For example if you want to become a veterinarian toxicologist, you need to have been a veterinarian first. Daily Activities and Responsibilities:

* Perform laboratory studies on substances or on energy to determine their effects on laboratory animals, plants and human tissue. * Conduct research to develop new tests for use in toxicological studies. * Evaluate the risks of certain substances based on levels and periods of exposure. * Analyze data gathered from studies to determine appropriate controls for various chemical and physical hazards. * Develop rules for safe usage of chemical and physical agents in workplaces, air, food or drinking water. * Provide advice and scientific information to policy and program developers concerning the health and legal aspects of chemical use. * Supervise and coordinate the activities of technologists and technicians. Salary Range:

* The salary of a toxicologist depends on the field that you are employed into. * It can also depend on your level of education that you’ve currently accomplished. * A toxicologist with a bachelor’s degree and no experience earns about $25,000-$30,000 annually. * A toxicologist with a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience earns approximately $55,000-$90,000 annually. * A toxicologist with a master’s degree and no experience earns about $35,000-$55,000 annually. * A toxicologist with a master’s degree and 10 years of experience usually earns $60,000-$95,000 annually. * A toxicologist with a PhD with no experience...
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