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As a high school student, you can prepare for a career as a genetic engineer by taking as many courses in math and science as you can. You should also develop your writing and computer skills. High school science teachers can often contact departments of biotechnology and genetics at nearby colleges and universities and arrange field trips or college speakers. Speakers can give you information about university summer programs. Take advantage of these and other opportunities offered in your community through community colleges, museums, professional associations, and special interest groups.

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