CAREER

Geneticists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$85,290

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.2% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Geneticists Do

Research and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders.

Other Job Titles Geneticists May Have

Medical Geneticist, Research Scientist, Scientist

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Review, approve, or interpret genetic laboratory results.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, or treat genetic diseases.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, procedures, and results.
  • Write grants and papers or attend fundraising events to seek research funds.
  • Attend clinical and research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current genetic research findings.

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