Career Details for Geneticists

Geneticists

Also called:

Clinical Genetics Laboratory Chief, Laboratory Director, Medical Geneticist, Research Scientist

What they do:

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

On the job, you would:

  • Review, approve, or interpret genetic laboratory results.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, or treat genetic diseases.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, procedures, and results.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Math and Science

  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Health

  • medicine and dentistry

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

trophy ABILITIES

Verbal

  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Math

  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • RTI International SUDAAN
  • SAS/Genetics

Object or component oriented development software

  • C++
  • R

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Structured query language SQL

book EDUCATION

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post-doctoral training or
doctoral degree usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BRIGHT

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

SALARY
$74,790


per year, on average
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