Genetic Engineers

Genetic engineers alter, splice, eliminate, and rearrange genes in order to modify an organism or groups of organisms. Genetic engineering is used to improve plant and animal production, fight diseases (such as cancer and AIDS), improve manufacturing processes, clean up environmental disasters such as oil spills, and for other applications.    


Quick Facts
Duties Alter, splice, eliminate, and rearrange genes in order to modify an organism or groups of organisms
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience A related internship, volunteer position, or part-time job is recommended
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Professor or Manager
  • Genetic Engineer
  • Laboratory Aide or Technician

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