A degree in applied biotechnology prepares you for careers in agriculture, food processing, medicine, and the industrial production of biomolecules, biofuels, and other chemicals. Biotechnology research plays a key role in scientific advancements that improve quality of life, with the field expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Biological Technician: Conduct scientific tests, experiments, and analyses in collaboration with biological and medical scientists.
Food Scientist: Create new food and beverage varieties and improve the safety and nutrition of existing food products.
Industrial Microbiologist: Monitor and solve problems related to the use of microorganisms in the production of food, medicine, and other materials
Geneticist: Study genetic material in a laboratory to determine how plant, animal, and human genes interact with each other, evolve, and duplicate.
Biomedical Engineer: Combine biology and medicine with engineering to develop machines and processes to solve medical and health-related problems.
Plant Breeder: Manipulate the genetic material of plants to produce crops and seeds with superior traits.
Process Development Associate: Develop processes that improve product yield and reduce costs in various areas including fermentation and purification, and research and implement new methods and technologies to enhance production.
Assay Analyst: Prepare, maintain, and test tissue and cell cultures in scientifically controlled environments.
You may choose to deepen your understanding and broaden your career options through graduate school.