careersA master’s degree in biotechnology gives students the flexibility to pursue careers in research, academia, government, or industry because it combines both a research- and laboratory-based curriculum with hands-on application. Students learn how to take their research from the bench to the bedside, which is beneficial to many different types of careers.

Students entering UAB’s MS in Biotechnology program are typically split between those pursuing applied science careers and those who want to focus more on the business aspects of biotechnology. Because of the flexibility of the degree, there are numerous jobs that graduates could pursue with a master’s degree in biotechnology.

Biotechnology-Related Careers

  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Director of Quality Control
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Process Development Scientist
  • Product Development Technician