The definition of biotechnology, as defined by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity is: "Any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use." Pretty cool, right? That is if you can understand it. If your chosen field is biotechnology then the chances are pretty good that you have an idea as to what biotechnology is. If you're a person who didn't understand what the definition of biotechnology means then you probably won't have much use for the information we're about to relay.
What information is that exactly? Well, we're going to help people interested in biotechnology by telling them about the career options there are out there in the field of biotechnology. You don't even have to leave your home! Having a career in biotechnology doesn't exactly mean becoming a white coat wearing laboratory scientist that sits in an office building tweaking with formulas for clean water solutions, much like what you would see here from day to day.
The field of biotechnology is much more than that. There are a wide range of career options out there in the field of biotechnology. You can have a job in the biotechnology field such as marketing pharmaceutical products manufactured through the science of biotechnology. As well as selling any pharmaceutical drugs created through biotechnology.
Biotechnology also relies heavily on research and development which means that there are a lot of jobs in the field of biotechnology dedicated solely to researching and developing studies of genes and chromosomes. That's got to be more interesting than writing term papers, don't you think? At least it sounds cooler.
A few examples of jobs in the field of biotechnology include genetics researcher, media prep technician, forensics technician, biostatistican, quality assurance auditor, patent agent, fermentation scientist, molecular biology technician and manufacturing associate, just to name a few. As you can see those are a wide range of jobs. You can find career opportunities for biotechnology jobs in such places as manufacturing firms, universities, drug companies and institutes devoted to private research.
Some people go into careers that are safe, like a real estate agent for example, in which they spend hours going over houses for sale. Others take a chance and go into something more daring such as biotechnology. Now that you know what types of jobs are available in the field of biotechnology, what will you choose to do with your life?