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BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS, ALL OTHER
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Occupation Description:
 
  All biological scientists not listed separately.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Bioinformatics Scientists (ONET code: 19-1029.01)
 
  * Molecular and Cellular Biologists (ONET code: 19-1029.02)
 
   Geneticists (ONET code: 19-1029.03)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Research and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Write grants and papers or attend fundraising events to seek research funds.
  • Verify that cytogenetic, molecular genetic, and related equipment and instrumentation is maintained in working condition to ensure accuracy and quality of experimental results.
  • Plan curatorial programs for species collections that include acquisition, distribution, maintenance, or regeneration.
  • Participate in the development of endangered species breeding programs or species survival plans.
  • Maintain laboratory safety programs and train personnel in laboratory safety techniques.
  • Instruct medical students, graduate students, or others in methods or procedures for diagnosis and management of genetic disorders.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, or treat genetic diseases.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $95,250.00 $45.79 $45.70 $28.67 - $55.60
Bridgeport/Stamford $92,278.00 $44.36 $42.91 $27.93 - $49.28
Hartford $97,079.00 $46.67 $46.32 $29.41 - $52.99
New Haven $97,926.00 $47.08 $46.97 $30.38 - $56.99
      
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