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Biotechnology Career Pathways
In biotechnology, career paths can have many branches. Careers often begin with technical education at two- or four-year colleges. Community colleges prepare students for working in industry by providing hands-on education through associates and bachelors degree programs. These colleges also offer certificates that focus on technical skills. As individuals gain experience, they can advance their careers through promotions, new jobs, or additional education and advanced degrees.
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Careers begin with education. For some jobs a high school diploma or GED is enough to get started. Many technical positions require either a certificate, associates degree, or bachelors degree. Practical hands-on skills are required and community colleges provide these opportunities.
Entry Level Jobs
Biotechnology careers commonly begin with entry-level technician jobs; 33 examples are described below.
Entry-level jobs are found in multiple segments of the bioscience industry (Job Areas). The Jobs Areas page provides 36 examples.