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|
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?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of gene/genetic therapy majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||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.
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|
|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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Majors Related to Gene Therapy
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to gene/genetic therapy.
*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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