While most medical writers do have some scientific degree , many of them are not necessarily graduates in medicine or Ph.Ds. There are many medical writers who have entered the profession with backgrounds in language rather than science.
Medical Writers qualifications and skills:
You don’t necessarily need a medical qualification, although a good understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology is important. Knowledge of diseases and their treatment is an advantage, but in most jobs you can learn about specific disease areas as you get involved with different projects. You’ll need very good writing and word processing skills. Most employers will ask you to do a writing test before, or as part of, your interview so that they can judge your writing skills. The format of this test will vary depending on the type of medical writing the company is involved with.
Medical Writers Income by education level:
Associate degree or below-$45,000
Advanced More than $80,000