Biotechnology Production Workers

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.


Quick Facts
Duties Manufacture biotechnology-related products; operate production machinery; check products for quality; prepare products for shipment
Alternate Title(s) Biotechnology Manufacturing Technicians, Biotechnology Production Managers, Pharmaceutical Operators
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
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
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Experience On-the-job training
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Supervisor
  • Experienced Biotechnology Production Worker
  • Entry-Level Biotechnology Production Worker

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