Work Nature

  • Genetic scientists in a clinical setting use their knowledge to guide and treat patients with hereditary diseases or disorders.
  • Genetic counselors test patients for inherited conditions and advise them on possible treatments. Counselors often specialize in one field, such as pediatrics or oncology.
  • Review, approve, or interpret genetic laboratory results.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, or treat genetic diseases.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, procedures, and results.
  • Write grants and papers or attend fundraising events to seek research funds.
  • Attend clinical and research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current genetic research findings.
  • Supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, biologists, technicians, or biometricians working on genetics research projects.
  • Collaborate with biologists and other professionals to conduct appropriate genetic and biochemical analyses.
  • Search scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for genetic research goals.
  • Prepare results of experimental findings for presentation at professional conferences or in scientific journals.
  • Instruct medical students, graduate students, or others in methods or procedures for diagnosis and management of genetic disorders.
  • Evaluate genetic data by performing appropriate mathematical or statistical calculations and analyses.
  • Extract deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or perform diagnostic tests involving processes such as gel electrophoresis, Southern blot analysis, and polymerase chain reaction analysis.
  • Plan or conduct basic genomic and biological research related to areas such as regulation of gene expression, protein interactions, metabolic networks, and nucleic acid or protein complexes.
  • Create or use statistical models for the analysis of genetic data. 

Key Skills

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Critical thinking
  • Anatomy


  • Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Director
  • Clinical Cytogenetics Director
  • Clinical Genetics Laboratory Chief
  • Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory Director
  • Laboratory Director
  • Medical Geneticist
  • Medical Genetics Director
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientist
  • Associate Genetics Professor

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