Career Opportunities in Genetics

A degree in Genetics will prepare you for careers in academic teaching, agriculture, seed and biotechnology industry, health, and marketing. Geneticists now have tremendous opportunities to use molecular, biochemical, mathematical, and computer science-based (bioinformatics) approaches to investigate how these genes determine observable traits. This information can be used to significantly advance human health and well being, and to meet the food and fiber needs of the world. Starting salaries for graduates are up to $45,000 per year.

Career examples:

  • Clinical/Medical/Forensic Lab Specialist

  • Ag/Biotech Research Technician

  • Genetic Counselor

  • Biologist/Ecologist/Field Scientist

  • Biotech/Medical Marketing Personnel

  • Preparation for Graduate School & Medical School

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For More Information

Dr. Ian Ray
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3 Q
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003
Phone: (575) 646-3405