The PathMatch Guide to

Genetics

A Day in the Life

A Geneticist is a scientist with a focus on the study of genetics. Geneticists study the impact genes have on health and disease and focus on the research and altering of genetic makeup. Geneticists can work in a variety of different fields; however, the three majors fields include agriculture, crime, and medicine. Within these different fields, Geneticists work on tasks like uncovering the origin of birth defects, finding ways to treat disease, and matching DNA with a person who is convicted of a crime.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Ability to use mathematics and critical thinking to solve complex problems¬†
  • Strong reading comprehension and scientific abilities¬†
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

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Growth Path

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  2. Mid-Level
  3. Mid-Senior Level
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Demand for Talent

  • The job market for geneticists is expected to grow by 8% between 2016 and 2026
  • However, due to rapid advancements in technology and in the study of genetics, it is not expected that geneticists will be in high demand over the next ten years

Compensation

$45K-$60K
Entry-Level
$60K-$80K
Mid-Level
$80K-$130K
Mid-Senior Level
$130K+
Senior-Level

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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