Biotechnology

Have you always been intrigued by how humans use technology in unison with natural biological processes to improve the environment around them? Do you want to follow a career working at the crossroads of biology, engineering, technological innovation and science? Studying Biotechnology will allow you to develop sound theoretical as well as hands-on skills while exposing you to the major ethical issues raised by contemporary biotechnology. You will follow a program that will prepare you for a variety of paths, whether you wish to pursue a career in the medical or pharmaceutical professions, international development and aid, agricultural science or want to develop ideas to pursue your own entrepreneurial endeavor.

Career Options in Biotechnology

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Biotechnology degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Biotechnology than others.

  • Author
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Designer/Developer
  • Bioethicist
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnician
  • Community Health Educator
  • Cytologist
  • Dietician
  • Drug Developer
  • Ecologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Fundraiser
  • Geneticist
  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Hospital Coordinator
  • Immunologist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • Medical Writer
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Neurologist
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Optometrist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Technical Writer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.