Careers in Biotechnology

What kinds of jobs can you get with a degree in Biotechnology? Check out these sites:
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What do Biotechnology majors do after graduating? They move forward to a financially rewarding, exciting career, or they pursue a graduate degree!

 
The number of biological technicians, a key biotechnology occupation, is expected to grow by 19.4% between 2002 and 2012, while the occupation of biological scientists is projected to grow by 19.0%. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Data)

Here is a list of jobs obtained by students who’ve majored in the Biotech field.

  • Bioanalytical Chemistry Quality Control Analyst at Genentech, Vacaville
  • Research Associate at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Tutor at the University of Putra Malaysia
  • Protein Chemistry Research Associate at Genentech, South San Francisco
  • Research Assistant at Genencor, Palo Alto
  • Junior Specialist at UC Davis Center for Neuroscience
  • Purification Bioprocess Technician at Genentech, Vacaville
  • Professional Medical Representative at Glaxosmithkline
  • Programmer at UC Davis, Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Research Associate at MedImmune, Mountain View
  • Storekeeper at Kaiser Permanente
  • Junior Specialist at UC Davis, Dept. of Plant Sciences
  • Junior Specialist at UC Davis, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Staff Research Associate at UC San Francisco
  • Field Technician at The Avogadro Group
  • Laboratory Technician at Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Research Assistant at Stanford University, Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab
  • Laboratory Assistant at UC Davis, Department of Pediatrics
  • Research Assistant at JN Biosciences
  • Laboratory Technician at UC Davis Genome Center
  • Bulk Manufacturing Technician at Genentech
  • Laboratory Assistant at Genomic Health, Redwood City
  • Staff Research Associate at the MIND Institute
  • Associate at Triage Consulting Group
  • Research Assistant at Novozymes
  • Process Engineer at Life Technologies
  • Staff Research Associate, Dept. of Pediatrics, UC San Francisco

Graduate School

  • Master of Science in Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Putra Malaysia
  • Master of Public Health at San Francisco State University
  • Master of Business Administration at Sacramento State University
  • PhD in Horticulture at Purdue University
  • Master of Science at Imperial College London
  • PhD in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA
  • Master of Science in Nutrition at UC Davis
  • PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology at UC Davis
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery at UC San Francisco
  • Master of Sciences in Horticulture and Agronomy at UC Davis
  • Credential Program, Single Subject Science at Chico State University
  • Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology at UC Davis