Anyone with an avid interest in the sciences should look into the hot career of Biotechnology. Science is changing how medicines are made, how diseases are treated, what we eat, why we eat it and how we grow crops. This branch of science is known as Biotechnology. Biotechnology is a way of working with genes to modify plants and animals for specific purposes. With a background in Biotechnology, you can get into such careers as pharmacy, veterinary medicine, biochemistry, agronomy, environmental science, laboratory technology, physical therapy, medicine, and more. Biotechnology draws heavily on areas such as biology, microbiology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, agriculture, animal science, medicine, the environmental sciences, and molecular biology.
Job placement is 100 percent! Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. There is a critical shortage in Biotechnology from entry level technicians to professional scientists. With so much developing in the field of Biotechnology, the job market is wide open.
What/Where the jobs are
Agriculture, animal science, veterinary medicine, health care, food processing, seed companies, diagnostic laboratories, chemical industry, pharmacy, physical therapy, ethanol production.
Associate in Science Career Option (ASCO)
Gainful employment reporting
(for Biotechnology Practitioner Diploma only)
Beginning July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible certification program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here represents the most recent year’s data; it will be updated as new information becomes available.
There were no 2012-13 program completers in ECC’s Biotechnology Practitioner diploma track.
College cost information can be found online at http://www.iavalley.edu/ecc/financial_aid/costs.html.
If you have questions about the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please contact Barb Klein at 641-648-8518. Additional information about Biological Technician careers can be found on the O*Net website at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-4021.00 .
Wijitha Nilaweera, Wijitha.Nilaweera@iavalley.edu
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