Biotechnology

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Biochemist*
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cell Culture Technologist
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Environmental Protection
  • Food Safety Technician
  • Geneticist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Scientist*
  • Microbiologist*
  • Molecular Biologist*
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Patent Examiner
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Sales
  • Production Technician
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Regulatory Affairs*
  • Research & Development
  • Research Associate
  • Technical Writer
  • Virologist*

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Chemical Companies
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Federal/State Government Agencies
  • Food Manufacturing Companies
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research Foundations Universities

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • ATS Labs
  • Beckman Coulter
  • BioAmber, Inc.
  • Biotest Labs
  • Boston Scientific
  • Ecolabs
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Microbiologics
  • MN State Institutions
  • Pace Analytical
  • R&D Systems
  • St. Cloud Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • State of Minnesota
  • University of MN
  • Upsher-Smith Labs
  • Xcel Energy 

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$44,000-$72,000 
*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Dedicated
  • Hands-on / practical
  • Independent
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivated
  • Problem solving skills
  • Resourceful
  • Strong math and science background
  • Team player
  • Technical skills
  • Thirst for knowledge