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33 Bachelor's Degrees Annually

Types of Degrees Cytogenetics Technologist Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 33

What Cytogenetics Technologist Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • 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.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • 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.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills for Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities for Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist Majors

As a cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

What Can You Do With a Cytogenetics Technologist Major?

People with a cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Cytogenetic Technologists 11.6% NA
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 11.6% NA

Some careers associated with cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 0.2%
Some College Courses 0.8%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 19.8%
Bachelor’s Degree 65.7%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 9.4%
Master’s Degree 5.0%
Post-Doctoral Training 1.4%

Online Cytogenetics Technologist Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 schools offered some type of cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist 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
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 1 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 2 1
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist.

Major Number of Grads
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 8,031
Laboratory Technician 4,117
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 3,100
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 1,055
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions 785
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician 370
Hematology Technology/Technician 278
Blood Bank Technology Specialist 262
Histologic Technician 252
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 109
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician 64
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 56

References

*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.

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