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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit40.60%
  2. State and local government25.79%
  3. Federal government16.28%
  4. Private, not for profit13.57%
  5. Self-employed3.72%

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

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$80,960

State-by-state Salary

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$95,760
$59,510
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-doctoral training 56%
  • Doctoral degree 30%
  • Master's degree 6%
  • Bachelor's degree 6%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Biology
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics

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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