Career potential in biotechnology is both vast and varied. Here are some examples of career options for this field:
As a Research Scientist you would be part of a team conducting experiments in the laboratory or in the field. It requires disciplined analytical skills in both designing and conducting experiments, as well as interpreting and communicating results.
Employers: biotechnology companies, government agencies, universities and hospitals.
As a Medical Laboratory Scientist you would test and analyze clinical samples related to the diagnosis of disease. You would then discuss these results with other medical and scientific staff.
Employers: hospitals, health clinics, private pathology labs.
As a Scientific Quality Analyst you would be required to maintain quality levels as it relates to products in the food and pharmaceutical industry. In addition, you must be able to apply scientific protocols from biotechnology, microbiology and biochemistry to maintain quality standards.
Employers: pharmaceutical or food companies.
As a Sales Representative/Marketing Professional you provide product information to medical offices, hospitals, and private laboratories. You act as a point person for problems or advice related to products.
Employers: pharmaceutical companies or scientific products companies.
Some of our graduates have gone to State University of New York, Buffalo, Medical School; Mircrotest Labs; and to research projects at UMass and Smith College.