Biotechnologists study living organisms such as animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and viruses and use this research to develop medical, industrial and agricultural products.
Biotechnologists may work on ‘basic’ science if they’re employed by universities, or some research institutions, but job opportunities are limited due to restricted funding for this kind of research. Your chances of getting a job as a biotechnologist are highest in applied research, such as in the health sector or in the food, dairy or brewing industries.
Pay rates depend on qualifications and experience:
Key tertiary qualifications for biotechnologists include:
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