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Careers in Genetics

Careers in Genetics

The study of genetics and genomics is improving our understanding of the biology of health and disease, and that of our biological world in ways that was never before possible.These advancements have wide applications to biology, health, and society. Opportunity to use training in genetics and genomics exists in a range of fields, including in medicine, academic research, law, journalism, agriculture, commercial industries, and education to name a few.   

Becoming a Scientist

Description: Here you will find detailed articles, video interviews, and information for students curious about becoming a scientist. You will learn more about the history of molecular biology and its leading scientists.

Careers in Human Genetics

Description: Visit to find information on careers in human genetics, including fact sheets, video interviews, and a career flow chart.

Genetic Counseling

Description: Genetic counselors are health professionals who help people faced with the possibility of a genetic disease make informed decisions about their futures.

Description: Explore real genetics career job postings on this site developed by The American Society of Human Genetics and the Genetics Society of America.

Genomic Careers - Find Your Future

Description: On this site you will find video interviews with genomic professionals, information on genomic careers, a tool for rating your favorite genomic careers, and an opportunity to test your knowledge of careers in this field.

Genomics - Towards a Healthier You

Description: A webcast presenting information on why genetics is important to health, plus information on genetic counseling as a career. The singer and performer T-Boz shares her personal story about living with sickle cell anemia as one example of genetic health issues.

Life in the Lab

Description: A video interview with three young, very different scientists who are just launching their genome careers.

LifeWorks - Explore Health and Medical Science Careers

Description: Browse over 200 career descriptions, view interviews with health and medical science professionals, and find career data and statistics.

MY Career in Genomics

Description: Browse a collection of videos offering insights into different careers in the field of genomics.

The Genome Era - What it Means to You

Description: The director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, describes the "genomic research adventure" that is leading to new and more precise ways to diagnose, treat and prevent common and rare genetic diseases. A variety of careers in genomics is presented.

The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Description: This is a web video series of intimate, engaging, and funny videos about a new scientist or engineer and their secret lives.

What is Next Health - Conversations with Pioneers

Description: Find video interviews with leading thinkers that inspire us all to think big about the future of health and health care.

Women in Medicine - Past and Future

Description: In this investigation, students will compare the careers of two women, a century apart, involved in medical research.