Opportunities in Biotech Careers / Edition 1

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Each book offers:

  • The latest information on a field of interest
  • Training and educational requirements for each career
  • Salary statistics for different positions within each field
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
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Editorial Reviews

This series highlighting various careers now runs to over 100 titles. Each provides an overview of the profession along with descriptions of various positions, and summarizes the training required along with salaries and benefits. Most list professional associations and organizations as well as educational programs, and some include bibliographies and/or glossaries. There are predictions for the future of the profession as well as tips on breaking into various fields, preparing for interviews, and paying for schooling. Many of the titles include profiles of people working in the field, describing their training and life on the job. The authors are sometimes professional career writers, and sometimes specialists in the areas they're writing about. For example, the author of Fund-Raising Careers has over 20 years experience in the field. The books will give curious students and career-changers a good idea of options in each profession; Biotechnology Careers, for example, describes biotechnology jobs in public relations, sales, teaching, and patent law as well as in labs, and it includes interviews with people working in different areas. Larger libraries will want to consider this series for their career collections. (VGM Opportunities). KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, NTC/Contemporary Publishing/VGM Career Books, 148p, 00-43261, 20cm, $12.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071476058
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,497,917
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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Table of Contents

About the Author vii
Foreword viii
Acknowledgments x
Introduction xi
1. The Nature of Biotechnology 1
Historical perspective
Branches of biotechnology
Major areas of scientific research
2. Recent Developments in Biotechnology 7
Genetic engineering
Monoclonal antibody technology
Bioprocess technology
Medical advances
3. Basics of a Biotechnology Career 25
What biotechnologists do
Positions in biotechnology
Daily activities in the lab
Job categories
4. Nonscientific Career Possibilities 43
Public relations
Patent law
5. Educational Preparation 62
New steps in biotechnology education
Associate degree programs
Bachelor's-and graduate-level programs
Research centers
Continuing education
6. Employment Opportunities 89
Industry facts and trends
Salaries and benefits
Personnel needs
7. Succeeding in Biotechnology 101
Cooperating in the lab
Making the most of your experience
Coping with frustrations
Being sensitive to public perceptions
Thinking creatively
Accepting failure
8. Finding the Right Job in Biotechnology 110
Initiating a job search
Succeeding in an interview
Working with recruiters
Appendix A Biotechnology Time Line 120
Appendix B Selected Schools Offering Biotechnology Programs 135
Appendix C Biotechnology Associations 138
Glossary 143
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