Geneticists study the DNA of people, animals, plants, or cells to find out more about how something forms or grows.
• Conduct experiments
• Work in labs
• Keep reports
• Read about other experiments
• Use math and science to find the results of experiments
• Go to science and research meetings to learn
• Work with other students, professors, or scientists
Where and When:
• Many may work at a hospital, lab, university, or company that makes medicines.
• Many also work for the government.
• Many may work weekdays.
• Some may work at nights or on the weekends.
What or Who They Work With:
• Test tubes
• Other scientists
• People, plants, or animals
Education and Training:
• Most have a doctoral or professional degree (At least 8 years of college) in life sciences.
• A few have a Master's degree (at least 6 years of college) in life sciences.
• Most have training in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.
- Biological Scientist
- Biomedical Engineer
- Plant Breeder
- Animal Research Associate
Related School Subjects:
Projects in Genetics (Life Science Projects for Kids) Claire O'Neal
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics by Larry Gonick