Careers In Biotechnology

There are 150 biotechnology companies throughout North Carolina and 30 in the Piedmont Triad. Biotechnology companies in the Piedmont Triad, range from research-based companies to production facilities. With an increasing demand of 10-15% annually within the Piedmont Triad, the employment opportunities for biotechnology graduates are numerous. In the year 2022, about 125,000 North Carolinians will work in biotechnology.

The primary use of biotechnology in North Carolina is in the production of pharmaceuticals, research and diagnostics. Forsyth Tech’s biotechnology program prepares individuals to become the highly skilled technicians needed to support the growing medical, life science, and pharmaceutical research and development efforts in this area.

Career Opportunities for Forsyth Tech Biotechnology Graduates

  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate (graduates with further experience)
  • Research Technician
  • Scientist Assistant and Associate (graduates with further experience)
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Bioprocess Technician

The Biotechnology program is supported by the high-growth industry initiatives of the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.