Students & Career Seekers
Career Information and Resources
The life sciences is an ever-evolving industry in which there are always new and exciting discoveries to be made and problems to be solved. It has become a major employment sector in Massachusetts, and around the world. This dynamic industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities which allow you to address significant challenges facing humankind and our planet. A career in the life sciences industry gives you the power to make a difference in the world and save lives. Life sciences professionals are:
- Making a difference in the lives of others through drug discovery for the treatment of illnesses
- Leaders in agriculture, aquaculture, and food production
- Involved in new energy production and waste management
- Doctors, nurses, and health sciences professionals
- Consultants, educators, lawyers, and government officials
Explore varied careers, foundational sciences, and lab facilities in the life sciences at the links below.
- View our Life Sciences Careers overview video.
- View career paths for college and high school students.
- Explore industry trends and access free employment data.
Virtual Lab Tours
Science Behind the Careers
- The Making of Protein Therapies (Sanofi Genzyme)
- What is Biomanufacturing? (NIIMBL)
MassBio Career Center
Visit MassBio’s Career Center to view, apply, and gain career insights into life sciences jobs.
Other External Resources
- Chemistry Careers
- Microbiology Careers
- Animal Husbandry Careers
- Medicinal Chemistry Careers
- Biotechnology Careers
- Biomanufacturing Process Technician
- I Am A Scientist
- NIIMBL-Education and Training Resources
- Addgene’s Science Career Guide
- Chemist in the Real World-Career Profiles
- Conversation on Biotechnology and Graduate School
- GMGI Certification and Summer Programs
- The Learning Lab @LabCentral
- JVS Boston Bridges to College and Careers
Expanding Diversity and Access to Careers in the Life Sciences
View the impact of a pilot program launched with Third Room, Massachusetts Rural Schools Coalition, and several biotechnology employers to provide virtual project-based programming to rural K-12 districts in Massachusetts. The Report demonstrates improved engagement by students and a program model that is flexible, implementable, and scalable by schools and employers.