Interested in Biotech Careers? Check out this resource!

 

Interested in careers in biotech? Then Biotech Careers is a can’t miss resource for you!

Here’s what Biotech Careers has to say about their mission and goal for their site:

Our goal is to serve students and others who are considering biotech careers by providing information about entry-level careers and advancement in the biotech industry. This site because we noticed that many science career sites take the opposite approach.  They focus on the small percent of industrial science jobs that require a Ph.D.  Not only is this practice misleading, it may be harmful.  We suspect that the practice of limiting job descriptions to those requiring advanced degrees makes science careers seem out of reach and may keep many students from considering science careers.

We’re here to correct the impression that science jobs require a Ph.D.  Like many other industries, a large fraction of the jobs in biotech are held by people with Associates and Bachelors degrees. A frequent combination is a Bachelors degree from a four-year college with a community college degree or certificate in Biotechnology.

Biotech-Careers Mission: To increase interest in biological science, technology engineering, and math (STEM) by raising the awareness of career opportunities and pathways for all individuals with an emphasis on entry-level positions.

Biotech-Careers Vision: To become the go to resource for helping educators and employers increase students’ interest in pursuing careers in science by communicating the value and diverse opportunities that exist in the biotechnology industry.

How Biotech-Careers fulfills its mission and vision: Biotech-Careers.org content includes blogs (articles) about the industry, industry-related job descriptions, day-in-the-life interviews with technicians working in the industry, industry-related videos, internship and job postings, embedded job boards, and the largest freely available directory of biotech employers (companies and organizations). The directory includes employer’s names, their locations, brief descriptions of their work, and links (if they exist) to career and (or) internship pages. Employers are tagged with terms from a rich vocabulary of keywords that define the kinds of science and work (core/business activities) taking place in this exciting industry.

Check out this great site at https://www.biotech-careers.org/

By Alyssa Hammond
Alyssa Hammond Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Alyssa Hammond