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Bioinformatics Specialists


The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the employment of bioinformatics scientists (including bioinformatics specialists) will experience average growth through 2028. The completion of the Human Genome Project has allowed scientists to compile a vast amount of genetic information and has increased interest in bioinformatics. Information technology continues to play a key role in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development. These trends will create some demand for bioinformatics specialists to help gather, study, and utilize this information for the good of society. Bioinformatics specialists with advanced degrees will have the best employment prospects. Competition for these attractive, well-paying jobs in the bioinformatics field will be progressively intense.

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