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Genetic Engineers

Overview

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.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Scientific

Career Ladder
Professor or Manager

Genetic Engineer

Laboratory Aide or Technician

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