Genetic Engineers

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for biochemists and biophysicists (careers under which genetic engineers are often categorized) is expected to grow 19 percent through 2022, a rate that is faster than the average. Breakthroughs in genetic engineering as applied to human health, agriculture, bioremediation, manufacturing, and other fields have created strong demand for genetic engineers. Employment is expected to continue to remain good during the next decade. Genetic engineers with advanced education and experience will have the best job prospects.


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