Bioinformatics Technicians

Occupation Information table
Overview: Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.
Duties: Analyze or manipulate bioinformatics data using software packages, statistical applications, or data mining techniques. Extend existing software programs, web-based interactive tools, or database queries as sequence management and analysis needs evolve. Maintain awareness of new and emerging computational methods and technologies. Conduct quality analyses of data inputs and resulting analyses or predictions. Enter or retrieve information from structural databases, protein sequence motif databases, mutation databases, genomic databases or gene expression databases.
Degree(s): A.S. Biotechnology 
Job Outlook: Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in biotechnology and medical research is expected to increase demand for these workers.
Starting Salary: The mean salary for bioinformatics technicians is $100,560.
Growth: Growth
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: Projected job openings (2019-2029): 3,600
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.