Geneticists

General Information

Description

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

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$85,290

Military salary*

$119,593

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State-by-state Salary

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$111,880
$60,940
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-doctoral training 36%
  • Master's degree 32%
  • Doctoral degree 20%
  • Bachelor's degree 4%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • Post-master's certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Biology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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