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Genetic Genealogists

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Take health, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and genetics classes to learn about the scientific underpinnings of genetic genealogy. You’ll use computers to conduct research and analyze and store data, so be sure to take as many computer science, data science, data analysis, and database management courses as possible. Any classes—such as history, social studies, and philosophy—that help you to develop your research and critical-thinking skills will be useful. Additionally, English and speech classes will help you to develop the skills to communicate effectively with coworkers, as well as write reports about your findings. Learning a foreign language will help you to expand the number of genealogical records that you can search and also allow you to grow your client base.

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