Projected job openings through 2030
Sample Career Roadmap
Top Expected Tasks
Supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, biologists, technicians, or biometricians working on genetics research projects.
Plan or conduct basic genomic and biological research related to areas such as regulation of gene expression, protein interactions, metabolic networks, and nucleic acid or protein complexes.
Prepare results of experimental findings for presentation at professional conferences or in scientific journals.
Maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, procedures, and results.
Write grants and papers or attend fundraising events to seek research funds.
Search scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for genetic research goals.
Review, approve, or interpret genetic laboratory results.
Attend clinical and research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current genetic research findings.
Evaluate genetic data by performing appropriate mathematical or statistical calculations and analyses.
Analyze determinants responsible for specific inherited traits, and devise methods for altering traits or producing new traits.
Extract deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or perform diagnostic tests involving processes such as gel electrophoresis, Southern blot analysis, and polymerase chain reaction analysis.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Education and Training
Complex Problem Solving
(STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics