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.
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Clinical Research Associate
Genetics Clinical Nurse*^
K-12 Science Teacher*
Quality Control Specialist
Research Compliance Officer*
Community College Professor
Graduate & Postdoc Affairs Administrator
Public Health Researcher
Public Health Program Analyst/Evaluator
Technology Transfer Associate
College Professor (teaching focus)
Field Application Scientist
Independent Basic Researcher
Science Museum Director
* indicates additional certification or licensure required
^ indicates specialized degree required