Medical Illustrator Duties
This is specialized artistic and technical work in the
preparation of anatomical, pathological, and surgical
illustrations, sculptures, chart work, and other media related
to biomedical communications.
Work involves planning, designing, organizing, and producing a
variety of medical illustrations requiring considerable
knowledge of science and graphic presentation. Work is performed
under general direction of an administrative superior and with
considerable independence on technical assignments. Work is
reviewed through periodic conferences and the observation of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sketches and draws anatomical structures, scientific procedures,
and pathological lesions.
Performs plastic imbedding and sculpturing.
Designs charts and graphs for reproduction from data.
Designs and builds exhibits and other visual display.
Prepares drawings, charts, and diagrams for publication in
professional journals and for use in lectures and
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited graduate school with major course
work in medical illustration and some experience related to this
class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of artistic media applicable to the
illustration of scientific subjects.
Considerable knowledge of anatomy pathology and surgery and the
major branches of medicine sciences.
Ability to plan, create, and design attractive medical art work
Ability to portray accurately and in detail medical subjects for
display or reproduction.