Careers in Biotech & Bioengineering

If you have ever taken cold medicine of had a measles shot, you have biotechnology to (partially) thank for your good health. This fast-growing and far-reaching industry helps open the doors to research, teaching, and even journalism! Below are some resources that can guide the way.


Career Library Resources

10.34 Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac

10.18 WetFeet Guide to Careers in Pharmaceuticals

10.32 Vault Guide to the Top Pharma & Biotech Employers guides: Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Bioinformatics (visit Penn State's Career Information Center website for login information)



Many of these associations have job boards and/or career advice in addition to salary surveys & the latest information on top employers & innovations in the field.

The Council for Biotechnology Information

American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB) careers brochure

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)

American Medical Writers Association

National Association of Science Writers


American Chemical Society

Biomedical Engineering Society


Job, Internship, & News Sites

Research guide from the University Libraries

Pharmacy Week

Science Careers


TinyTech jobs


National Institutes of Health internships

National Science Foundation undergraduate research opportunities

Columbia University Links for Summer Opportunities in Biology

Opportunities for women & underrepresented groups:

Rochester Institute of Technology internship links


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