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Careers in Biotechnology

Advance Your Career with an M.S. in Biotechnology

Employment among graduates of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences within the life sciences industry has been increasing in response to the growth in bio-medicine, renewable energy, and homeland defense with average wages of between $40,000 and $63,000.

The bio-medical industry by itself represents significant employment opportunities for trained graduates both within the region, the state, and nationally. Bio-energy and biofuels promise to be exciting growth industries for both Pennsylvania and the nation.

Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences

A critical need in the life sciences industry is for individuals with both scientific and fundamental business training who can serve as group, project and program managers for emerging life science companies. These individuals will provide an important link between university scientists, the firm’s laboratory or development staff and the company’s executive management. This program offers an opportunity for working adult graduates to develop their current careers or provide a mechanism to change direction within the focus of commercial science.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology at the Bayer School is a state-approved program designed to train students with undergraduate science degrees for careers in industrial research and development, product development, or project management in the life sciences. The program fills a need for trained laboratory managers and supervisors employed in the life sciences industry and offers a pathway for students with four-year degrees in the sciences to advance their business careers.