Biotechnology

Careers in Biotechnology

Be Part of the Future of Science!

Biotech employers like Pfizer, Thermofisher, Roche, Abbott, Plant Sciences, and Bio-Rad are always looking for new talent – which means your future job prospects are bright! You can get started on a new career path or pivot into something new with a Biotechnology Certificate.

• Biological Technicians earn a median hourly wage of $29.50 in the Santa Cruz-Monterey sub-region, with a 4% growth rate and a 10% growth rate in the Bay region.

• The research and development in biotechnology (except Nanobiotechnology) has a predicted five-year 44% growth in hiring biotechnology and biomedical technology workers in the Bay Region.

• Top employers hiring in the Bay Region include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gladstone Institutes, Prime Therapeutics, Ngm Biopharmaceuticals and many more.

Learn more about Careers in Biotechnology

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Biotechnology jobs are available in just about every industry.
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Aquaculture
  • Biodefense
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biomaterials
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Bioprocessing
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Culture
  • Conservation Biology
  • Cosmetics

  • Documentation
  • Drug Discovery
  • Education
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Food Safety
  • Forensics
  • Genomics
  • Immunochemistry
  • Lab Safety
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Media and Solution Preparation
  • Medical Devices

  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural Products
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Protein Purification
  • Quality Control
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Vaccines
  • Water Quality
Featured Careers

Biotechnology is in demand. Check out these Featured Careers to learn first hand how important these industries are to our world.

Biological Technician

Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

  • Median Salary: $58,039
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Bioinformatics Scientists

Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.

  • Median Salary: $102,638
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Bioinformatics Technicians

Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.

  • Median Salary: $53,939
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Biotechnology is in Demand

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