A guide to careers in the field of Biology and Biotechnology
Last Updated: May 17, 2013
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- A Survey of Compensation of Life Scientists in the USA, 2008
By The Scientist: Magazine of the Life Sciences. Check out the results of this American Society for Cell Biology salary survey.
- Finding a Teaching Position: Strategies for Success
For Education Digest; Mar2008, Vol. 73 Issue 7, p38-42, Thomas A. Kersten's article includes teacher employment outlook, market demand, market supply, and mentions how the American Association for Employment in Education reports a general shortage of teachers of general science and biology.
- Help Wanted: Newspapers Seek Ph.D.'s in Biomedical Sciences
For DNA & Cell Biology; Dec2007, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p809-810, Jo Handelsman writes about a study that predicts a shortage of scientists and engineers in the U.S. labor market.
- National Center for Education Statistics
Article from Education Statistics Quarterly, vol.3, issue 1, 2001, 'From Bachelor's Degree to Work: Major Field of Study and Employment Outcomes of 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients Who Did Not Enroll in Graduate Education by 1997'. Includes stats on employment status, full-time salaries, job benefits, and job satisfaction for Biological/Interdisciplinary science degree recipients.
- Indentured Labour
This article from Nature, 8/27/2008, Vol. 448 Iss 7156, p839-840, considers the career of young life scientists in the U.S. The increasing competition for academic positions in biology may possibly inhibit considerations for graduate training. The article also mentions that this issue could be solved its root problems are addressed.
- Guide to Biotechnology 2008
This publication by Biotechnology Industry Organization (Bio) features biotechnology industry facts, biotech tools in research and development, health-care applications, agricultural/industrial/environmental applications, biotech products on the market, selected recent reports on biotechnology, and much more.