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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a clinical geneticist. For example, did you know that they make an average of $36.56 an hour? That's $76,045 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 8% and produce 10,600 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Clinical Geneticist Do

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the clinical geneticist job title. But what industry to start with? Most clinical geneticists actually find jobs in the health care and technology industries.

How To Become a Clinical Geneticist

If you're interested in becoming a clinical geneticist, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 50.0% of clinical geneticists have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of clinical geneticists have master's degrees. Even though some clinical geneticists have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a clinical geneticist. In fact, many clinical geneticist jobs require experience in a role such as physician. Meanwhile, many clinical geneticists also have previous career experience in roles such as assistant professor or medical staff coordinator.

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Average Salary
$76,045
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
8%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
21,688
Job Openings

Average Salary for a Clinical Geneticist

Clinical Geneticists in America make an average salary of $76,045 per year or $37 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $152,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $37,000 per year.
Average Salary
$76,045

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Clinical Geneticist
Clinical Geneticist
Pediatric Physician Services, Inc.
Pediatric Physician Services, Inc.
09/17/2019
09/17/2019
$181,14709/17/2019
$181,147
Clinical Geneticist
Clinical Geneticist
Pediatric Physician Services, Inc.
Pediatric Physician Services, Inc.
02/14/2019
02/14/2019
$181,14702/14/2019
$181,147
Clinical Geneticist
Clinical Geneticist
Children's Care Group, Inc.
Children's Care Group, Inc.
09/15/2017
09/15/2017
$185,00009/15/2017
$185,000
Clinical Geneticist
Clinical Geneticist
VCU Health System Authority
VCU Health System Authority
08/06/2016
08/06/2016
$41,26708/06/2016
$41,267
Clinical Geneticist
Clinical Geneticist
VCU Health System Authority
VCU Health System Authority
08/06/2016
08/06/2016
$41,26708/06/2016
$41,267

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Clinical Geneticist Demographics

Gender

female

66.7 %

unknown

16.7 %

male

16.7 %

Ethnicity

White

78.4 %

Asian

11.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

5.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

Chinese

33.3 %

Clinical Geneticist Education

Majors

Biology
11.1 %
Genetics
11.1 %

Degrees

Bachelors

50.0 %

Certificate

50.0 %

Top Colleges for Clinical Geneticists

1. Duke University

Durham, NC • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

2. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI • Public

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

3. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

5. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

6. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD • Private

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567

7. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

8. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN • Private

In-State Tuition
$49,816
Enrollment
6,840

9. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

10. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA • Public

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108
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Top Clinical Geneticist Employers

1. VCU Health
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$72,768
Clinical Geneticists Hired: 
2+
2. Valley Health System
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$72,105
Clinical Geneticists Hired: 
1+
3. American International Holdings
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$61,401
Clinical Geneticists Hired: 
1+
4. University Physicians Inc
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$64,830
Clinical Geneticists Hired: 
1+
5. Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$53,386
Clinical Geneticists Hired: 
1+
6. Southern California Permanente Medical Group
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$73,952
Clinical Geneticists Hired: 
1+
Updated October 2, 2020