A genetic engineer is a science professional who artificially alters the genetic material of plants, animals or humans to enhance their biological characteristics. Genetic engineers work at developing disease-resistant plants, new animal species and new medicines and carry out a lot of research.
To be a genetic engineer one must complete:
- Class 12 in science
- 3-year bachelor’s degree in science (BSc) with genetics or genetic engineering
- 2-year master’s degree in science (MSc) with genetics or genetic engineering
- PhD in genetic engineering (optional)
Career Options: Research and development company, government institution, pharmaceutical company, healthcare firm, genetic engineering firm or agricultural firm.
Job Roles: Genetic engineer, research scientist, laboratory manager, genome engineering scientist or professor.