Careers in Biotech

A career in biotechnology and the life sciences industry gives you the power to make a difference in the world and save lives.

Biotech professionals…

  • Make a difference in the lives of others through drug discovery for the treatment of illnesses
  • Are leaders in agriculture, aquaculture, and food production
  • Are involved in new energy production and waste management
  • Are doctors, nurses, and health sciences professionals
  • Are consultants, educators, lawyers, and government officials

Biotech is an ever-evolving industry-there are always new and exciting discoveries to be made and problems to be solved.

The biotechnology and life sciences industry has become a major employment sector in Massachusetts. This dynamic industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities to address significant challenges facing humankind and our planet.

Massachusetts Biopharma Breakdown:

  • There are over 74,000 biopharma employees in Massachusetts (2019)
  •  Massachusetts life sciences R&D jobs have grown by 47% in the past 10 years.
  • The average salary of biopharma employees in Massachusetts is $161,281 (2019)

Check out MassBioEd's comprehensive list of career descriptions.

Find actual current job listings at MassBio's Career Center.