Biotechnology Careers

Are you interested in bioscience research and development as it applies to human health? Would you like to study diseases, discover new treatments or invent medical devices?

Consider a career in biotechnology. The resources below will help you explore biotechnology career options, plan your education, and explore the job market.

 

What Can I Do With This Major?

Below are several majors in the biotechnology pathway.  Select a major to learn about industries you might work in, the types of employers that hire a major, and find strategies to prepare you for a job.

Are you ready to set your education goals and gain the skills you need to work in agribusiness? Use the resources below to get started.

Plan Your AFNR Education
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Find Campuses & Programs
Search for biotechnology programs at Minnesota State.

Before you invest in a career, it's important to understand the job market. Based on where you want to live, you may have different opportunities. Use the resources below to learn about some of the employers in your region. You can research job postings to understand the skills and training these employers are looking for. After you've done some research on your own, make sure you talk to as many people as possible who are knowledgeable about the career. You can talk to your teachers and counselors. You can also reach out to an employer to do an informational interview about the jobs they offer.

Sample Job Titles

Laboratory Technician, Food Inspector, Microbiologist, Analytical Biotechnologist, Chemist, Biology Instructor, Biological Science Technician, Analytical Chemist, Research Technician, Quality Laboratory Technician

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Sample Employers

  • 3M COMPANY
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Medtronic
  • Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
  • State of Minnesota
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Fish and Wildlife Services
  • University Of Minnesota
  • Corteva
  • Epitopix
  • Koch Fertilizer, LLC
  • Life-science Innovations
  • Medtronic
  • MicroBiologics
  • Minnesota Native Landscapes
  • Pilgrim's Corp.</li
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • Xcel Energy
  • 1854 Treaty Authority
  • Lake Superior College
  • National Park Service
  • ORISE
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • State of Minnesota
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Forest Services
  • University of Minnesota
  • Alexandria Technical and Community College
  • American Crystal Sugar Company
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • J.R. Simplot Company
  • State of Minnesota
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Fish and Wildlife Services
  • University of Minnesota
  • Actalent
  • Aerotek
  • DairiConcepts
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • Hormel Food
  • Kelly Services
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • State of Minnesota
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • AGROPUR
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Corteva
  • Merck & Co. Inc
  • Pipestone System
  • Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
  • Ralco
  • State of Minnesota
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Fish and Wildlife Services
  • 3M COMPANY
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Aerotek
  • Bio-Techne
  • Boston Scientific
  • Medtronic
  • Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
  • State of Minnesota
  • University Of Minnesota

These employers posted jobs in biotechnology during 2020 - 2021.

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Find Job Openings

Find a job in biotechnology.

  1. Navigate to the Job Search on Minnesota State CAREERwise.
  2. Copy and paste the keyword string below into the Keyword filter.
    Keyword string:
    "biological" OR "biology" OR "fuel" "Agriculture" OR "Agri" OR "Agro" OR "farm" OR "beef" OR "swine" OR "pork" OR "poultry" OR "duck" OR "grain" OR "corn" OR "animal" OR "fish" OR "dairy" OR "milk"
  3. Use the Location filter in the left column to select a Minnesota region or to search by ZIP code. From the region dropdown you can also choose to search the state of Minnesota.
  4. In addition to the keywords above you can use Occupation Category to filter your search results. Select one of the options listed below.

    -Life, Physical, and Social Science
    -Management
    -Education, Training, and Library

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