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Job Title: Research Geneticist

Description: Conduct research on genetic improvement of animals, such as beef cattle.

Degree Required: PhD

  • Doctor of Philosophy (or doctoral degree) is intended to teach a student to carry out independent, autonomous research in a specific field.. This degree is often, but not always, completed after a Master's degree is earned. The length of study ranges from 3 - 6 years. On completion, a student presents and defends a dissertation (or thesis) before an academic panel.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Managing people, Mathematical thinker, Oral communication skills, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Government, University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$$$$

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    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.