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Careers in Genetics: Public Health Researcher

Careers in Genetics: Public Health Researcher

Researchers in public health are interested in studying health and disease at the population level rather than the individual level. Many issues in public health involve not only medical factors, but social, behavioral, and economic factors too. Public health researchers look at these factors to determine how disease can be prevented and managed in a... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Program Officer

Careers in Genetics: Program Officer

Also known as a Grants Officer, a Program Officer is responsible for implementing, managing, and reviewing grants programs. This professional works closely with organizations or individuals seeking funding and may assist them through the entire proposal submission process. Program Officers also provide decision makers with analyses and recommendations to ensure that specific grant initiatives are... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Physician Assistant

Careers in Genetics: Physician Assistant

Physician Assistants (PA) are health professionals that work as part of a medical team. They are licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician, extending the reach of physicians and access to care for patients. PAs complete specialized masters level training and then apply for licensure by passing a national certification exam. myIDP career... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator

Careers in Genetics: Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator

Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrators work for academic institutions or non-academic organizations that employ graduate students or postdocs, usually within a particular college or department. They are responsible for creating and implementing professional development programs that strengthen trainees’ (undergraduate/graduate students or individuals completing post-baccalaureate training) scientific and career skills. Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs Administrators foster... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Genetic Counselor

Careers in Genetics: Genetic Counselor

Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees in genetic counseling. Counselors enter the field from a variety of disciplines, including biology, genetics, nursing, psychology, public health and social work. They work as members of a health care team, providing information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders... Read More

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