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Genetic engineering is the process by which scientists modify the genome of an organism. Creation of genetically modified organisms requires recombinant DNA. Recombinant DNA is a combination of DNA from different organisms or different locations in a given genome that would not normally be found in nature .In most cases, use of recombinant DNA means that you have added an extra gene to an organism to alter a trait or add a new trait. Some uses of genetic engineering include improving the nutritional quality of food, creating pest-resistant crops, and creating infection-resistant livestock


For some, simply earning a good salary and enjoying strong job stability isn’t enough to satisfy. Working in a field that allows them to have a major impact on the future of our species is something that is just as important as a paycheck. If this sounds like you, one option you may want to consider for your career is to become a genetic engineer.While it isn’t specifically a health oriented career like nursing would be, genetic engineering will have a big impact on the health and wellbeing of the planet. As such, the process to become one of these highly trained specialists involves hard work and dedication. It’s not a perfect job for everyone, but for many it could be a dream career. Keep reading to learn more about the job and what it involves.

Career in

After pursuing courses in genetic engineering, you can work in medicaland pharmaceutical industries, research and development departments, agricultural sector, genetic engineering firms, chemical companies, etc. A genetic engineer can work in both private and public sectors.Genetic engineering graduates are required in government as well as private organizations.There is a great growth of genetic engineering in India as well as in abroad. With the increasing number of biotech firms in India, the future scope in genetic engineering is good.

The graduates of this field can also opt teaching as a career. Numerous colleges are introducing genetic engineering course in their colleges and for that they recruit professionals of this field  To become a genetic engineering research scientist, you need a doctoral degree in a biological science. The genetic engineering research scientist can become project leaders or administrators of entire research programs.

Job description

A genetic engineer need to be aware of the concepts of the subjects its present and also future prospects.The study and research work should be conducted and kept under proper care by the engineers.Genetic engineers needed to be connected or maintain contacts with various firms and industries.Extend their work timing in case of special projects.


Salary packages of a genetic engineer are based on qualification, experience, working area, etc. You can get a salary package after gaining the sufficient experience in this field.The average salary of a well-qualified genetic engineer is Rs. 20,000 to 35,000 per month. They can earn more in the private sector as compared to the public sector.