Types of Degrees Gene Therapy Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many gene/genetic therapy graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Can You Do With a Gene Therapy Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with gene/genetic therapy:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Health Technologists and Technicians||19.6%||$42,920|
How Much Do Gene Therapy Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
Gene/Genetic Therapy majors often go into careers with median salaries of $47,450. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Online Gene Therapy Programs
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 schools offered some type of gene/genetic therapy program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||0||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||0||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||1||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Gene Therapy Worth It?
The median salary for a gene/genetic therapy grad is $47,450 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 19% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $151,000 after 20 years!
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Trades Related to Gene Therapy
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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