Geneticists need many skills. One of the most important is to be able to ask questions. Another is to correctly organize data. In the way of training, one should major in biology, genetics, and many other biosciences. A bachelor degree can get a job, but I myself would advise getting the highest amount of bioscience education possible. Jobs can be acquired by asking your professors, but, they may not be aware of any need for geneticists. Many times, reading advertisements may of some good. You may even make an appointment with biology and genetic firms yourself.
Sometimes clinics or hospitals may even need a genetic pecialist. I, myself, could also see a geneticist opening up his own clinic, such as radiologists do. In this way they could be able to make more money considering the amount of highly specialized geneticists with a Doctor of Medicine. The current payment outlook is not good for geneticists. A starting geneticist working makes between $19,000 and $27,000 a year. Salaries, depending on experience, training, and success may be above $54,000 a year.
Benefits usually include pension plans, health insurance, and paid holidays and/or vacations. The employment outlook is very good. Some, highly trained geneticists an open their own firms. This is probably because of a recognition that mutations may be able to strengthen our immune systems, raise our endurance, or even other things not thought possible.
Most geneticists work in clean laboratories and work between thirty five and forty hours a week. They usually have the necessary equipment given to them by their firm or other supporter. I feel this would be a good career for me because of my inquisitive nature. I have always been intrigued by the altering of DNA to cause mutation. I am also extremely interested in the evolution of different species.