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Biotechnologists are in great demand as the market for research and development of eco-friendly practices heats up. What exactly is biotechnology, and could it be right for you?

WHAT IS BIOTECHNOLOGY?

Biotechnology is, simply put, the use of living organisms (or their products) to improve things for humans, like our health and our environment. Technological advancements make biotechnology better than ever before; we use biotechnology to help develop new drugs, control genetic sources, and make improvements in agriculture every day.

WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGISTS?
Healthcare
In the dynamic field of healthcare, biotechnologists contribute new disease-defeating organisms, pioneering new drugs, and do some genetic engineering.

Agriculture
Biotechnologists develop new kinds of plants that are designed to produce their own pesticides, come up with ways to make living organisms stronger, and figure out ways to make the environment safer for itself.

Industrial
In the industrial field of biotechnology, scientists develop ways to deal with hazardous chemicals, pollution, and make industrial products more ecologically friendly.

Many careers in biotechnology, regardless of the branch, do the following jobs:
Genetic engineering
Pharmacogenomics
Genetic testing
Gene therapy
Cloning

Since biotechnology is a very broad term, it's difficult to determine all of it's uses and the careers available in each of it's branches. One thing is clear, though - by using living organisms, biotechnologists attempt to make our world - and our health - better and better every day.

Biotechnology is, simply put, the use of living organisms (or their products) to improve things for humans, like our health and our environment. Technological advancements make biotechnology better than ever before; we use biotechnology to help develop new drugs, control genetic sources, and make improvements in agriculture every day.

WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGISTS?
Healthcare
In the dynamic field of healthcare, biotechnologists contribute new disease-defeating organisms, pioneering new drugs, and do some genetic engineering.

Agriculture
Biotechnologists develop new kinds of plants that are designed to produce their own pesticides, come up with ways to make living organisms stronger, and figure out ways to make the environment safer for itself.

Industrial
In the industrial field of biotechnology, scientists develop ways to deal with hazardous chemicals, pollution, and make industrial products more ecologically friendly.

Many careers in biotechnology, regardless of the branch, do the following jobs:
Genetic engineering
Pharmacogenomics
Genetic testing
Gene therapy
Cloning

Since biotechnology is a very broad term, it's difficult to determine all of it's uses and the careers available in each of it's branches. One thing is clear, though - by using living organisms, biotechnologists attempt to make our world - and our health - better and better every day.

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