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Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from CSU San Marcos prepares students to succeed in entry-level positions in a number of market sectors, including pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics, environmental protection, food and agriculture, medical therapeutics, scientific services, and scientific equipment and supplies. The degree can also enable graduates to pursue graduate studies in fields such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Microbiology. 

San Diego and Orange Counties are world-class centers for science and technology.  Professional occupations in the biotechnology industry typically fall into one of several broad job classes that include:

  • Research and Development
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Technical Support
  • Administration

An excellent resource for additional information about the biotechnology field and associated career opportunities in San Diego County is the 2014 Life Sciences Labor Market Analysis- San Diego County.