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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 is very high with graduates taking positions in research and development, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, and scientific distributors. with average salaries in excess of $50,000. Our graduates are distributed across the industry in positions with include laboratory manager, technical specialist, marketing and sales, regulatory specialist, and operations.

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

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. The MS program provides not just science education, but the soft-skills like communication, leadership which are essential for evolving careers in biomedicine. As a working adult you can develop your current career or use the education to change your career pathway.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology at the Bayer School is a state-approved program designed to train students with a bachelor's degree in the sciences for careers in industry or to provide a foundation for further graduate education working towards a medical degree or Ph.D.