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Careers in Genetics: Physician/Clinical Geneticist

Careers in Genetics: Physician/Clinical Geneticist

Physicians are medical doctors who manage the health of patients. They must successfully complete medical school, pass either the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination or the U.S. Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, and complete a residency to obtain a full medical license. There are medical specialties, such as pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology, that necessitate familiarity with genetics. In... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Independent Clinical Researcher

Careers in Genetics: Independent Clinical Researcher

Independent Clinical Researchers conduct research on mechanisms of and therapeutic interventions for human disease, including clinical trials for new drugs or treatments. Unlike independent basic researchers, clinical researchers interact directly with their subjects in a clinical setting. Independent clinical researchers work in hospitals, medical schools, industry, and government. myIDP career category: Principal investigator in a research-intensive... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Speech-Language Pathologist

Careers in Genetics: Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologists specialize in diagnosing and treating communication disorders, some of which have a genetic basis. These professionals complete a master’s program in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology before obtaining certification by passing a national certification exam. Speech-Language Pathologists can work in a variety of settings, including schools, health-care facilities, or private practice. myIDP career... 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: Genetics Clinical Nurse

Careers in Genetics: Genetics Clinical Nurse

Genetics Clinical Nurses (GCN) are Registered Nurses (RNs) who have significant training in genetics and who have obtained specific credentials acknowledging this training. Like RNs, GCNs typically complete a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BN) and work as part of a medical team. myIDP career category: Clinical practice Additional Resources: NHGRI Career Profiles – Genetic Nurse International... Read More

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