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Gene Therapy

4 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#127 in Popularity
$47,450 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Gene Therapy Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many gene/genetic therapy graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 13
Bachelor’s Degree 4
Doctor’s Degree 2

What Can You Do With a Gene Therapy Major?

People with a gene/genetic therapy degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Health Technologists and Technicians 19.6% $42,920

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Gene Therapy?

4 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
100% Percent Women
25% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of gene/genetic therapy majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Gene/Genetic Therapy Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

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 the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

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.

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Online Gene Therapy Programs

In 2018-2019, 3 schools offered a gene/genetic therapy program of some type. 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) 1 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 1 1
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 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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Major Number of Grads
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 28,857
Physician Assistant 10,197
Radiologic Technology 9,768
Surgical Technology/Technologist 7,958
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 7,134
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 5,546
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 5,400
Athletic Training 5,307
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 2,036
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,458
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 773
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 661
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 589
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 337
Polysomnography 322
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 117
Mammography Technician/Technology 73
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 63
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist 43
Hearing Instrument Specialist 39

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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