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Embryologist

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Studies the human reproductive process and provides tests and treatment options for patients dealing with infertility. Completes laboratory analysis and assists with clinical procedures required for assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization.

Job Outlook

There were 7 Embryologist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 424 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Biologist industry, which includes the Embryologist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Embryologist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,974.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $53,478.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Embryologist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $47,170.

Education and Experience

Posted Embryologist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree5%
Bachelor's Degree62%
Master's Degree31%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other1%

Posted Embryologist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years44%
3 to 5 years51%
6 to 8 years4%
9+ years1%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Embryologist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Research (44%)
  • Detail-Oriented (36%)
  • Communication Skills (34%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (19%)
  • Organizational Skills (17%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Biopsy (55%)
  • Cryopreservation (50%)
  • ICSI (49%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (47%)
  • Oocyte (46%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Patient Care (15%)
  • Microscope (13%)
  • Record Keeping (13%)
  • Aseptic Technique (12%)
  • Chemistry (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Molecular Biology (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Cell Therapy (1%) – marginal value $1,139

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Embryologist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Senior Embryologist
  • Junior Embryologist
  • Embryologist - Relocation
  • Fertility Centers Of Embryologist River,

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Embryologist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Ovation Fertility (30)
  • Shady Grove Fertility (24)
  • Prelude Fertility, Inc (21)
  • Ccrm (20)
  • Penn Medicine (15)

North Carolina

  • UNC Health Care System (4)
  • Ovation Fertility (1)
  • Carolina Conceptions (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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