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A geneticist is a scientist who studies genes, genetic variation and heredity in living organisms. They analyze how genes are passed down from one generation to the next and how they are expressed in individuals and populations.

Geneticists may conduct research in a variety of fields including medicine, agriculture, ecology and biotechnology. They study genetic diseases, genetic disorders, genetic mutations and develop treatments as well as therapies based on their findings. They may also work to identify the genetic basis of inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia and Huntington's disease.


For Bachelor’s

  • To get admission in top-ranked colleges/universities, a national level entrance exam is conducted like JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, NEET or any other required exam. 
  • Aspirants need to have a bachelor’s degree in science with at least 60% marks from any recognised institute. 


For Master’s

  • A master’s degree in science is a well-suited option for undergraduates. 
  • Students need to obtain at least 65% marks in their PG Program. 
  • Seekers can go further for Ph.D Program. 

Job Roles

The field of genetics aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, genetics presents innumerable job roles. Below mentioned are some job roles:

  • Genetic Counsellor
  • Genomics
  • Geneticist
  • Research Scientist
  • Immunology


Employment Sector

  • Laboratories
  • Research Centres
  • Healthcare
  • Animal Care Centres
  • Agriculture Sector

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the genetics field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • TATA Institute for Genetics and Society
  • Centre for Human Genetics
  • Cancer Genetics Incorporation
  • Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a geneticist is impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹4,50,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹7,50,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹9,50,000


  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving & Decision making skills


Geneticists have a wide range of career opportunities in both academia and industry. In academia, geneticists can work as research scientists in universities and research institutes, where they conduct research on various genetic topics such as the genetic basis of diseases, developmental genetics, and evolutionary genetics. They may also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in genetics and related fields.

In the medical field, geneticists can work in hospitals and medical centres as clinical geneticists, providing genetic counselling and testing services to patients with genetic disorders. They may also conduct research on genetic diseases and develop treatments as well as therapies based on their findings. 


  • Prestigious job
  • Pay scale is high
  • High in demand


  • Long hours of working
  • Advanced skills and knowledge is must
  • Challenging job