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Careers for Biotechnology Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Agricultural and food science technician
  • Biochemist and biophysicist
  • Chemical technician
  • College professor
  • Environmental science technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic science technician
  • Geoscientist
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technician
  • Medical scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist and wildlife biologist

Job outlook data

Biological technicians held around 79,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024. Biotechnology research plays a key role in scientific advancements that improve people’s quality of life.

Biological technicians help scientists develop new treatments for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

In agriculture, biotechnology research is used to create genetically engineered crops that provide greater yields and require less pesticide and fertilizer. Biological technicians will also be needed to help develop alternative sources of energy, such as biofuels and better sources of renewable biomass.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of Biotechnology degree holders include:

  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Federal government, excluding postal service
  • Chemical manufacturing

Professional associations

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook HandbookBiological Technicians

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