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APPLICATIONS SCIENTIST, IN-DEPTH: Find The Opportunities

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Erika, an Applications Scientist in the biotech industry who runs experiments on her company's products and demonstrates them to customers, describes what he likes most about her job, its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. She advises: find the great opportunities and network, network, network.

Degree: Biology - Psychology - Medical Science
Job Title: Applications Scientist

Job Summary: Demonstrators and Product Promoters

Job Description

Demonstrators and product promoters create public interest in products, such as cosmetics, housewares, and food. They encourage people and stores to buy their products by showing the products to prospective customers and answering questions.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Demonstrators and product promoters usually receive on-the-job training.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $45,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Public speaking ability

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