Careers in Human Genetics

Coursework in genetics and genomics opens you to a wide variety of career options at every degree level. Explore these options below, including the training requirements of each and interviews with professionals in each area.

Each career is listed under its minimum required degree. Specific positions within a career may require a higher degree, and certainly many people earn a higher degree to advance within a given career.

Want more about a career in genetics? Check out our Career Interviews and join the Trainee Forum to keep up with new ones!

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* indicates additional certification or licensure required
^ indicates specialized degree required

This page was last updated in June 2015 to take into consideration revisions to the myIDP career taxonomy.


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