A plant geneticist is a scientist involved with the study of genetics in botany. Typical work is done with genes in order to isolate and then develop certain plant traits.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In May 2020, the median yearly salary for a plant geneticist was $83,351, according to Glassdoor.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Geneticist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- American Society of Plant Biologists
- Botanical Society of America
- Crop Science Society of America
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn more from plant geneticist, Matias Kirst, an associate professor in quantitative genetics at the University of Florida.