Top 10 Biotechnology/Microbiology Jobs Most in Demand by 2020


  • #10. Epidemiologists

    Employment change, 2012–22: 500 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 5,100 jobs

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 10%

    Median pay, 2012: $65,270 per year

    About the position: Epidemiologists compile data to try and understand the causes of diseases, improve public health issues, and prevent future problems. They do this by conducting various experiments, surveys, and interviews and studying the data they compiled. Being highly observant is a requirement in this field due to the constant demand for them to analyze data and plan studies in order to find new statistics about diseases, and then report those findings to others in the medical and public health field.

  • #9. Genetic Counselors

    Employment change, 2012–22: 900 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 2,100 jobs

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 41%

    Median pay, 2012: $56,800 per year

    About the position: Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They provide information and advice to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions.

  • #8. Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

    Employment change, 2012–22: 1,000 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 20,100 jobs

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 5%

    Median pay, 2012: $57,710 per year

    About the position: Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and natural habitats. 

  • #7. Microbiologists

    Employment change, 2012–22: 1,400 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 20,100 jobs

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 7%

    Median pay, 2012: $66,260 per year

    About the position: Microbiologists focus primarily on the classification and functions of microorganisms found in humans, plants, water, etc. They organize, conduct, and supervise complex research on these microscopic organisms. Through analysis of their findings, microbiologists obtain new knowledge about these organisms and translate that into ways to develop new drugs to combat diseases.

  • #6. Biomedical Engineers

    Employment change, 2012–22: 5,200 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 19,400

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 27%

    Median pay, 2012: $86,960 per year

    About the position: Biomedical engineers use their knowledge of engineering to design and construct systems and products for medical usage. The products that biomedical engineers create and produce are essential to the diagnosis of medical ailments. They are responsible for the reparation of the devices they build, the assurance of their functionality and safety, and work very closely with scientists, doctors, and others in the medical field to observe the engineering components of biological processes and systems to plan their developments accordingly. Some products that biomedical engineers provide include prostheses, such as artificial organs, and devices such as MRIs and CAT Scans.

  • #5. Biochemists and Biophysicists

    Employment change, 2012–22: 5,400 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 29,200

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 19%

    Median pay, 2012: $81,480 per year

    About the position: Biochemists and biophysicists design and perform various complex tests for their research. Their job spans from studying proteins, DNA, RNA, and several other molecules to studying and testing already developed drugs and the effects that they have on biological systems and more.

  • #4. Chemical Technicians

    Employment change, 2012–22: 6,000 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 63,600

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 9%

    Median pay, 2012: $42,920 per year

    About the position: Chemical technicians use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, and produce chemical products and processes.

  • #3. Biological Technicians

    Employment change, 2012–22: 8,000 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 80,200

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 10%

    Median pay, 2012: $39,750 per year

    About the position: Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists carry out their research and experiments. They are responsible for the set-up and maintenance of labs, and the cleaning of lab instruments and equipment to ensure they are ready for use. They prepare samples in the lab for analysis, conduct their own tests and experiments, compile data, and record their findings.

  • #2. Medical Scientists

    Employment change, 2012–22: 13,700 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 103,100

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 13%

    Median pay, 2012: $76,980 per year

    About the position: Medical scientists specialize in researching and investigating biological systems in order to further understand and treat human diseases. Their work can span from conducting their own experiments and research based on unique hypotheses, to further investigating preexisting drugs and diseases by performing clinical trials.

  • #1. Medical and Clinical Lab Technologists & Technicians

    Employment change, 2012–22: 70,600 more jobs

    Number of jobs, 2012: 325,800

    Job outlook, 2012–22: 22%

    Median pay, 2012: $47,820 per year


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