Biotechnologists use technology and biology to furnish technical assistance to biological scientists. They perform standardized laboratory tests to determine quantity or quality of physical or chemical properties in food products, and to increase scientific knowledge which helps to develop public health and other practical applications. A biotechnologist may perform research to discover cures for diseases. Those findings can be used to develop drugs or other treatments for pharmaceutical companies.
Salary Range: $50,000 – $93,000
Salary Notes: Biotechnologists in supervisory roles or those working in highly controlled settings earn higher wages than those biotechnologists working with a Master’s degree. Biotechnologists who work in genetics and microbiology earn the highest average annual salaries.
Where you can study:
Great Bay Community College, Stratham, NH
Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA
Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Bedford, MA
Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Middletown, CT
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
Where you might work:
– Government Facilities – Hospitals – Pharmaceutical Companies – Research Facilities – Colleges and Universities
Job Outlook: Employment of biotechnologists is expected to grow at an average rate for all occupations through 2024; there is always a steady demand for PhD and Master’s level biotechnologists.
Education, Licensing and Certification: Careers exist in biotechnology on many levels and in many settings. Educational preparations for these opportunities range from certificate programs through undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Bio-Link, Next Generation National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center of Excellence for Biotechnology and Life Sciences 415-487-2470
BIOCOM Institute 858-455-0300