Medical Illustrator (MI)
- Medical Illustrators provide visual aids to enhance the
understanding of medical science. They draw illustrations of human
anatomy and surgical procedures.
- Illustrators create graphics by hand, computer, or other
technical equipment to be used in publications, television, presented at
workshops/museums, or posted on instructive websites.
- They use a variety of mediums including pen and ink,
watercolor, plaster, wax, plastics, and photographic equipment. They are
increasingly utilizing computer graphic software packages to create
- Medical Illustrators need to have a solid foundation in anatomy
and general medical knowledge so they can present visual aids
- Medical Illustrators can work in medical schools, large
hospitals and clinics, for publishers of medical textbooks and journals,
or advertising firms that carry pharmaceutical accounts. They can also
work for public or private research institutions or pharmaceutical
- Some Medical Illustrators are similar to freelance artists who
try to develop a set of clients who regularly contract for work. They
can then pick and choose the jobs that they will take, and many times
work at home.
- Medical and Scientific Illustrators like using their creativity and many different skills to complete projects.
- People are generally very appreciative of work a Medical Illustrator accomplishes.