Biotechnology Production Workers


Employment Prospects


Biotechnology production workers are employed in biotechnology companies throughout the United States. Many work in California and Massachusetts, where the largest number of biotechnology companies are located. Other states with a large number of biotechnology companies include North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New York, Texas, and Florida. Biotechnology manufacturing facilities are often located in rural and suburban areas.

Starting Out

College-trained applicants often benefit from placement services provided by the career services offices of their schools. Applicants can also apply directly to biotechnology companies or through school contacts with professional organizations. In addition, employment Web sites, newspapers, and professional trade publications list job opportunities that are offered in each division and level of the industry.

Visit for a list of biotechnology employers by state.

Advancement Prospects

There are many advancement opportunities for biotechnology production workers. Production workers may advance to managerial positions or learn how to operate more sophisticated machinery. Administrators may become supervisors, executives, sales managers, or marketing executives.

There are always possibilities for advancement for employees who are willing to develop new skills and take on more responsibilities. Many positions, however, require additional, formal training.

Tips for Entry

Land an entry-level job at a biotechnology manufacturing company to learn about the field and make valuable industry contacts.

Visit for a list of biotechnology employers by state.

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Conduct information interviews with biotechnology production workers and ask them for advice on preparing for and entering the field.

Contact trade organizations, such as the Biotechnology Industry Organization, to learn more about careers this industry.