This sector focuses on finding solutions for the world’s great challenges in health care, agriculture, and sustainability. Firms include research, testing and medical laboratories that are engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of new products. The Life Sciences & Biotechnology sector encompasses many segments, including pharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, M-Health (mobile health) or wireless health, agricultural and industrial biotechnology (e.g., biofuels, biodegradable materials), and bioscience-related distribution and trade. The Life Sciences & Biotechnology sector is an economic driver and job producer; for every job created in this sector, four other jobs are generated throughout San Diego County.
*Entry-level hourly rates have been rounded up and salaries are provided as examples of what workers would make if they worked full-time (2080 hours a year)
Student Story: Tracy Naputi
Today, Tracy is a scientist. But before getting career training, she was a divorced mother of five, managing a McDonald’s and living with her kids in her mom’s two-bedroom apartment. Tracy wanted to provide a better life for her family and saw the opportunity to earn more money if she studied biotechnology.Watch now to discover how quickly Tracy was hired.