The career-oriented Bioinformatics program prepares the students to obtain employment in industry and academia, pursue graduate education, careers in medicine and related disciplines, or engage in research in this technological field of great demand. Bioinformatics skill sets are one of the most sought-after in the current market. Therefore, students graduating with this major have many attractive career options.
In addition to the pharmaceuticals and healthcare companies, potential employers include research labs in academia, hospitals, governmental agencies, software industry, biotechnology sector, bioinformatics and genomics service industries and many more. Bioinformatics jobs offer decent salaries and are easy to find. Some of the job placements of RCNJ Bioinformatics majors in the recent years include: research or analytical scientists, computational biologists in Pfizer pharmaceuticals, Suvoda, GSK, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Santa Cruz Biotechnology.
Some Ramapo Bioinformatics graduates choose to join medical or dental schools. Many others are accepted into Ph.D. programs, mostly with full scholarships. Some of the institutions of higher education in which RCNJ Bioinformatics graduate have been accepted in are: Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University Dental School, RWJ Medical School, Georgia Institute of Technology, Yale University, and University of Pennsylvania.
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Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
|Job Title||Salary Range|
|Statisticians||$58,670 - $164,300|
|Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers||$70,760 - $161,220|
* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).
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