Plant Geneticist

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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.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

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.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2017, the median yearly salary for a plant geneticist was $62,411, according to SimplyHired.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Geneticist Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn more from plant geneticist, Matias Kirst, an associate professor in quantitative genetics at the University of Florida.