Careers: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Healthcare Graduate Certificate

Careers: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Healthcare Graduate Certificate
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Listen in as program director Dr. Pankaj Desai discusses the Pharmacogenomics and Drug Development programs' curriculums, work-life balance, and online format.

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Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a person’s genes affect how they respond to medications. The field’s goal is to help doctors select the drugs and doses best suited for each person’s unique needs. Pharmacogenomics is interwoven with the field of precision medicine, which aims to treat each patient individually.

Graduates earning their Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Healthcare Graduate Certificate move on to successful careers in various roles. Below you will find career outlook, and wage data from BLS for similar roles.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Genetic Counselors $95,770 9%
Geneticists $91,100 2-4%
Clinical Research Coordinators $157,740 5-8%
Data Scientists $108,020 9%
Bioinformatics Scientists $91,100 2-4%
Bioinformatics Technicians $70,620 5-8%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $100,890 9%
Biochemists and Biophysicists $107,460 5-8%

Types of Jobs Available in Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenomics is a sub-specialty of healthcare used in several ways. From drug development to cancer therapy to food digestion, pharmacogenomics impacts any field involving human life.

  • Curation – These types of roles work closely with clinical trials by taking data and applying it to real-world settings.
  • Cancer therapy is seeing substantial growth due to two key areas in genomics that can make a difference – in the metabolism of the drug itself and how it affects the tumor.
  • Lab-based roles in either a genomics lab or a small-molecule lab, working in report generation companies to help design and develop reports, consulting roles, and many other positions.
  • Genetic counselors, physicians, or pharmacists who want to establish a practice specializing in pharmacogenomics could benefit from the Pharmacogenomics program.
  • Great for those with experience in Biology, Chemistry, Genomics, Psychology, Genetic, Medical, and Pharmaceutical research