We surveyed 286 geneticists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical geneticist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a geneticist?



Working as a geneticist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that geneticists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a geneticist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a geneticist typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a geneticist?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a geneticist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for geneticists.


Do geneticists work full-time or part-time?

62% of geneticists work in full-time roles while 38% work part-time.