By: Matthew Jenkins

What does a person with this career title do on a day-to-day basis?

A geneticist studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms on day-to-day basis.

What education is required to obtain this job?

A master's degree or doctoral degree is required for most positions.

What prior experience is required, if any, to obtain this job?

No experience is required but it is very helpful to have experience.

What is the starting pay range for this career?

A range between $61,260-$75,483.

What is the employment outlook for this career field?

Vacancies for this career have increased by 16.23% nationwide and an average growth of 2.71% per year.

List at least 3 skills that a person would have to possess in order perform in this job/career.

Mathematics, Science, and Good Communication skills are skills that a person needs to possess in order to perform this job.

Three pictures of people working in this career.