Biotechnology Research & Development Pathway
Why Biotechnology Research & Development?
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the US, and the need for professionals in healthcare has never been greater. The Biotechnology Research & Development Career Pathway is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of careers in this vital field. Allied Health careers make up the largest healthcare occupations and students interested in Allied Health and related healthcare career fields, including medical doctors, will have excellent job opportunities. Those considering a healthcare career should have a strong desire to help others, a genuine concern for the welfare of patients and clients and an ability to deal with people of diverse backgrounds in stressful situations.
Choosing this pathway will lead you to a career (among many options) as any of the following:
• Forensic DNA Analyst
• Bioinformatics Specialist
• Pharmaceutical Scientist
• Medical Scientist
• Biological Technician
• Medical and Clinical Lab Technologist and Technician
• Biochemist and Biophysicist
• Biomedical Engineer
• R&D and Process Development Scientist
• Regulatory QA/QC Bio-manufacturing Specialist
• Bio-production Operator
• Biological Scientist
• Clinical Data Manager
• Clinical Research Coordinator
• Lab Technician
Biotechnology Research & Development Course Schedule
Introduction to Healthcare Science – 2 semesters.
Essentials of Biotechnology – 2 semesters.
Applications of Biotechnology – 2 semesters.
Post-Secondary Institutes to Study Biotechnology
|• Athens Technical College
• Auburn University
• Central Georgia Technical College
• DeVry University
• Emory University
• Georgia Gwinnett College
• Georgia Institute of Technology
|• Gwinnett Technical College
• Kennesaw State University
• Mercer University
• University of Alabama Huntsville
• University of Central Florida
• Wesleyan College
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national student organization endorsed by the US Department of Education and the Healthcare Science Technology Education division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult and collegiate students enrolled in HSTE programs.