Biotechnology Production Workers

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Biotechnology production workers, also known as biotechnology manufacturing technicians, are involved in many aspects of the manufacture of biotechnology products such as biopharmaceuticals and biofuels. Biotechnology production supervisors and managers oversee production workers.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Biotechnology Manufacturing Technicians, Biotechnology Production Managers, Pharmaceutical Operators
Duties Manufacture biotechnology-related products; operate production machinery; check products for quality; prepare products for shipment
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but California and Massachusetts have the largest number of biotechnology companies
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Scientific
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Supervisor
  • Experienced Biotechnology Production Worker
  • Entry-Level Biotechnology Production Worker