The Science of Career Success.

Life sciences and biotech jobs projected to command high demand in the coming years will require various levels of education and skill. However, the majority of the top 10 occupations in this sector require either moderate-term, on-the-job training or an associate degree, making this sector a great choice for students looking for an accessible and well-paying job with career growth opportunities. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

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Careers in Life Sciences

Do you have a mind for science and a passion for technology? Consider a high-tech, high-paying career in these fields and more!

Research, Testing & Medical Laboratories | Medical Devices & Equipment | Bioscience-Related Distribution | Drugs & Pharmaceuticals | Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals

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Skills Gained

Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in a life sciences and biotech career.

Teamwork | Critical Thinking | Communication | Work Ethic | Ability to Learn | Math & Science | Problem Solving                           | Interpersonal | Listening | Situational Awareness

Earning Potential for Careers in Life Sciences

Your Career Education in life sciences / biotech opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Quality Control Technician: $30,067 – $39,053
  • Chemical Technicians: $34,611 – $40,352
  • Biological Technician: $35,110 – $40,705
  • Chemical Operator: $36,764 – $54,244

    You’re always going to learn something new. That’s what I think is exciting about it. I want to show my kids I did it, that it’s never too late.

    Future BUILT student

    Life Sciences Facts

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    California has the largest life sciences / biotechnology employment base in the U.S., employing more than 235,000 people, spanning more than 8,000 individual business establishments.

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    Statewide, there are 1,872 annual openings in sales, wholesale, and manufacturing positions related to life sciences.

    Orange County Community Colleges