Professional Career Development : Assignment

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Professional Career Development: Assignment A Geneticist Career Geneticists are biologists that study genetics; the science of genes. Genes are the basic information units through which genetic information is maintained and transmitted. These are sequences of DNA that act like chemical databases forming the blueprint of all living cells or organisms. Information contained in genes underpins the hereditary phenotypic variation of organisms as well as any abnormalities passed on to the next generation. Description As a current student studying for a life sciences degree , there are many career options as well as opportunities that I am interested in. Genetics is a sector, which is very appealing to me since one can study the science of…show more content…
It is considered necessary to have studied genetics at a degree level to proceed on any higher qualification level. Finally, having knowledge of conducting research, hospital laboratory placements or internships and experience gained using similar scientific approaches as well as analytical or problem solving techniques are considered very helpful for future work placement. Any strong skills will be recognized such as being good at synthesizing information or good at oral or writing communication, teamwork, being able to construct or monitor coherent arguments and collaborate or evaluate creative or critical thinking. Main employers Most careers relating to genetics are based in the health services with employers at hospitals, pharmaceutical institutions as wells as colleges or even universities. Furthermore, other important employers are the National Health Service as well as the government departments such as law enforcement agencies. The government-sponsored research councils facilitate laboratories that recruit specialized scientists, with a higher degree. There are also other opportunities in companies related to life sciences degree or more particularly to biological sciences. So, in biotechnological, agribusiness companies, food, energy, water, horticultural, biotechnological, environmental institutions, health and beauty care or even research and agricultural, farming, agrochemical industries as well as
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