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Bioinformatics Specialists

Overview

Bioinformatics specialists collect, manage, and study biological (especially DNA) and biochemical data at the molecular level by using computer software and hardware. They also design computer databases and develop complicated mathematical formulas called algorithms to study and manage data. Bioinformatics specialists are also known as biostatisticians, computational biologists, bioinformaticists, bioinformatics scientists, and biometricians.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Supervisor, or Manager, or College Professor

Experienced Bioinformatics Specialist

Entry-Level Bioinformatics Specialist

Bioinformatics Technician