UGA Specific Information for Applied Biotechnology

Students in the Applied Biotechnology major gain the scientific background and laboratory experience necessary to study molecular biology, molecular genetics, and DNA extraction in their first two years. After this they choose an area of concentration in animal science, applied economics, food science, or plant science.

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Applied Biotechnology*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

Why Choose a Career in Biotechnology?

Because you can help save lives, cure diseases, help feed the hungry, help create a substitute for oil energy use, and be a pioneer in green technology.

The people who work in biotechnology make discoveries at the forefront of science in the areas of:

  • drug discovery
  • food and fiber crop improvement
  • environmental protection
  • manufacturing (medical devices, biotech drugs, and other bioscience products)

*Taken from Careers in Biotechnology by Gina Frierman-Hunt and Julie Solberg

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, check out our website for assistance with this process.

If you are interested in Medical School, check out this site for details about the application process.

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Applied Biotechnology majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Baytree Animal Hospital Veterinary Assistant
Blue Lake Biotechnology Research Associate
Boehringer Ingelheim Senior Client Representative
Boehringer Ingelheim Laboratory Technician
Calvary Day School Substitute Teacher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ORISE Fellow
Chick-fil-A Director of Food Safety and Training
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Research Assistant
Hawthorne Animal Hospital Veterinary Assistant Intern
Northside Hospital Patient Care Technician
Pawleys Veterinary Hospital Veterinary Assistant
Perimeter Orthopaedics Medical Scribe
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Guest Services Expert
University of Georgia Veterinary Assistant
Zoo Atlanta Bird Keeper I
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Applied Biotechnology Majors

Abbott Pharmaceuticals | Alcon Laboratories | DuPont | Federal and state agencies | Johnson & Johnson | Pharma Tech Industries

Possible Job Titles for UGA Applied Biotechnology Majors

Analytical Chemist | Biochemist | Biomedical/Validation/Genetic Engineer | Biostatistician | Cell/Research/Molecular Biologist | Clinical Coordinator | Environmental Health and Safety Specialist | Research Technician

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Applied Biotechnology majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Medical Sales College Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Reconstruction and Trauma, Certificate
North Carolina State University Anthropology, MA
University of Georgia Crop and Soil Sciences, MS
University of Georgia Unspecified Doctoral Program
University of Georgia Unspecified Master's Program, MS
University of Minnesota Applied Plant Sciences, MS
University of Wisconsin-Madison Cancer Biology, PhD
* denotes no responses received.