Animal Geneticist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

As animals’ lives improve, so does human quality of life, and the availability of nutritious food on our tables. Animal geneticists work to determine which traits are most desirable – such as greater resistance to disease, or higher milk output – then help to promote those traits through breeding programs.

Also known as: Associate Genetics Professor, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Director, Clinical Cytogenetics Director, Clinical Genetics Laboratory Chief, Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory Director, Medical Geneticist, Research Scientist
Learning Strategies
Personnel Management
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Apply a combination of statistical modeling, mathematics and lab equipment and software to conduct research
Identify, select and modify the methods and procedures most appropriate for specific research goals
Extract and evaluate data
Maintain detailed laboratory notes of methods, procedures and results
Prepare and present experimental findings
Collaborate with biologists and other scientists to conduct experimentation
Work primarily in a lab, though some travel to animal production facilities as applicable

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