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What careers can you pursue with a bachelor's in Genetics?

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Luke’s Answer

Hi Denisia,

If you are interested in going into medicine, a degree in genetics might be useful. If not, there are still many career options in research or pharmacology.

Here are some links that may be helpful:
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/genetics
https://www.ashg.org/education/careers.shtml
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Matt’s Answer

I know a lot of people go into genetics with an interest in the medical field, which is great. What a lot of people don’t realise is that there are a lot of opportunities in agriculture. Geneticists, biotechnologists, and plant breeders all work on developing the most hardy crops that can withstand drought, insect damage, and require less nutrients. In the 1960s agricultural scientists found a way to drastically improve crop yields, which in turn saved over a billion lives and helped just as many rise out of poverty. Crop breeders with a skill set in genetics are continuing that work today. Because less people are interested in this field it’s not as competitive to get into a good program as it is in other fields.
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