Daniel Ding Mods 25-27
Major Job Responsibilities
Genetally modifying organisms takes 4 steps.
- The organism with the desired trait has its DNA extracted.
- The desired gene is extracted fron the rest of the DNA.
- Modifications are made to the gene to allow it to be used in the new organism
- The modified gene is inserted into the new organism. There are a variety of ways to isert a gene, but a common method is to use a gene gun.
The median salary is about $82,840 anually, but the actual salaries can range from $44,320 to $139,440.
Typical entry level jobs require at least a bachelor's degree in genetic engineering or bioengineering. However, many jobs require a master's degree or higher.
The amount of genetic engineering jons is expected to grow 23% from 2014-2024. This is much higher than in other careers.