Geneticists

Also called: 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.

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

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

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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS JMP
  • SAS/Genetics
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Object or component oriented development software
  • Oracle Java
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • post-doctoral training
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$82,220
$48,670
$133,080

Explore More

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.

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

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

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

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS JMP
  • SAS/Genetics
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Object or component oriented development software
  • Oracle Java
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • post-doctoral training
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$82,220
$48,670
$133,080

EXPLORE MORE