Geneticists


Research and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders.
Also called: Medical Geneticist, Research Scientist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • RTI International SUDAAN
  • SAS/Genetics
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Structured query language SQL

Education:

    post-doctoral training
    doctoral degree
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