Genetic Engineers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) predicts that employment for biochemists and biophysicists (careers under which genetic engineers are often categorized) is expected to grow 8 percent through 2024, a rate that is about as fast as the average for all careers. Employment is expected to continue to remain good during the next decade. Job opportunities for biochemists and biophysicists who work for scientific research and development services firms will grow faster than the average for all careers through 2024. Breakthroughs in genetic engineering as applied to human health, agriculture, bioremediation, manufacturing, and other fields have created strong demand for genetic engineers. Genetic engineers with advanced education and experience will have the best job prospects.  

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