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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that work for biological technicians, a job similar to genetic engineers, to grow about as fast as the average through 2020. Employment for biochemists and biophysicists, however, is expected to grow 19 percent through 2020, 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.