Job Description for Embryologist
Embryologists are medical scientists who are responsible for studying embryos [from the beginning of conception] in a variety of environments, including fertility clinics, hospitals, laboratories, and commercial industries. They generally work in indoor settings during traditional weekly business hours.Read More...
The position of an embryologist requires a great deal of formal education; a bachelor’s degree in embryology, biology, or a related field is required for many positions, and most require a master’s or doctorate degree. Ongoing education and additional training are almost always required, as there are constant developments and evolutions within the field.
Embryologists have a variety of responsibilities and duties which revolve around clinical research of embryos, including: assisting physicians within the clinical field; assisting patients regarding reproductive health problems or embryonic abnormalities; retrieving eggs from patients; conducting diagnostic tests on eggs and embryos; providing assistance with in-vitro fertilization; conducting experiments regarding genetics and the functions of embryos; maintaining confidential records; maintaining viability of embryos during processing; micro-manipulation of embryos; maintenance of all equipment, and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of reproductive biology and fertility.
- Perform various embryological medical procedures, including IVF and fertility analysis.
- Counsel and advise patients on fertility and ART procedures.
- Treat infertility issues using assisted reproductive technology (ART).
- Collect, process, and preserve reproductive gametes from patients.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $72K on average.
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