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Career Opportunities for Majors in Biotechnology


Introduction

The field of biotechnology has emerged as a major contributor to the advancement of agriculture, medicine, and environmental sciences. The biotechnology industry is one of the newest and most promising commercial segments in the nation. The industry's primary goal is to invent new biologically active substances for the treatment of disease and the management of agriculture. Recent developments in biotechnology, particularly molecular biology, promise major improvements in agricultural productivity, breakthroughs in human health care, and new solutions to environmental problems. Biotechnology also focuses on the role of genetics and how they will shape the future of medicine, health care and food production.

While most graduates work in a related occupations and eventually obtain an advanced degree, others choose another direction. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.


A Sample Of Related Occupations

Biophysicist Laboratory Technician Physicial Therapist
Biotechnologist Marketing Rep Public Health Specialist
Business Manager Medical Doctor Quality Control Specialist
Crop Physiologist Medical Technologist Research Asst.
Ecologist Microbiologist Research Scientist
Engineer Natural Resource Manager Scientific Librarian
Geneticist Naturalist Technical Writer
Horticulturalist Patent Specialist Wildlife Biologist
Hospital Administrator Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
Industrial Hygenist Pharmacologist

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Biotechnology Firms Environmental Consulting Firms Research & Development Labs
Clinics Health Care Producers Research Foundations
Computer Firms Health Maintenance Organizations Scientific Journals
Crime Labs Hospitals Soap/Cosmetics Companies
Educational Institutions Pharmaceutical Companies Testing Labs
Government Agencies
Centers for Disease Control NJ State Department of Health Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
Department of Agriculture National Cancer Institute Public Health Service
Environmental Protection Agency National Institutes of Health U.S. Forest Service
Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Water Resource Council
Food and Drug Administration National Science Foundation
Land Use Planning Comm. Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Biotechnology

Organization Job Title
WuXi AppTec's Laboratory Testing Division Scientist
Bristol-Myers Squibb Associate Research Scientist
Amicus Therapeutics Research Associate
Legend Biotech Corporation Clinical Laboratory Technologists And Technicians
Thermo Biological Scientists
Nitta Casings QA Microbiology Lab Technician
Idexx Laboratories Life, Physical, And Social Science Technicians
Medidata Solutions Computer User Support Specialists
Henry M. Jackson Foundation Life, Physical, And Social Science Technicians
Genewiz Scientist
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Biotechnology

National Institutes of Health Assistant Coordinator
Schering-Plough (MS) Biochemist
Ethicon Inc a Johnson & Johnson Company (MS) Biosurgicals Co-op
Enzo Biochem Clinical Affairs Associate
BioVex (MS) Clinical Trial Manager
ID Business Solutions Consultant
Earth Tech (MS) Environmental Consultant
ImClone Systems Formulation Technician
Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Lab Manager
Exponential Biotherapies, Inc. Lab Technician/Network Administrator
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NYC) MD Medicine
Boston University PhD Biomedical Sciences
Columbia University PhD Genetics
Columbia University PhD Cellular Physiology and Biophysics
Columbia University MS Bioresource Engineering
Columbia University MS Biotechnology
Cornell University MS Microbiology
Johns Hopkins University MS Biotechnology
Johns Hopkins University Biotechnology
Lehigh University MS Biotechnology
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