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:
All in the Family (Science Readers) (2014) by Teacher Created Materials
Have a Nice DNA: (Enjoy Your Cells Series Book 4) by Frank Balkwill
Gene Machines by Frank Balkwill
The World of Genetics: Life Science (2007) by Teacher Created Materials
DNA (2015) by Teacher Created Materials
Projects in Genetics (Life Science Projects for Kids) Claire O'Neal
Gregor Mendel Genetics Pioneer (2007) by: Teacher Created Materials
Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas (2015) by Cheryl Bardoe
BAA! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Genes and Cloning (2001) by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson and Rose Cowles
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics by Larry Gonick