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Genetics Careers - Job Description Facts & InformationGeneticist

Learn interesting facts and information about a range of science jobs and careers.

What is a geneticist? What do they do as part of their job? Read our job description facts and information to find answers to these questions and more while learning all about genetics careers.


  • Biologists who study genetics are called geneticists.

  • Geneticists study genes, heredity and variation of living things.

  • The study of genetics can be applied to all living things, whether they be bacteria, plants, animals or human beings.

  • Important subjects related to genetics include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and English.

  • Genetic courses taken in higher education include genomics, molecular genetics, population genetics, ecological genetics and quantitative genetics.

  • Geneticists often work as researchers or lecturers at universities.

  • Working as a geneticist may involve work related to agriculture, medicine, animals and many other areas.

  • Geneticists can find careers in fields such as gene therapy, biotechnology, animal breeding and medical genetics.

  • Geneticists may study genetic disorders caused by abnormalities in genes.

  • Gene therapy uses DNA to help treat disease.

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