Biotechnology is currently a growth sector because it is associated with human health related applications. Biotechnological tools are innovative technological solutions that address a large number of industrial challenges and are a means of fuelling economic growth in different sectors.
In Canada, as is the case the world over, the population is both increasing and aging, and our health and the environment therefore need to be protected. As such, biological processes need to be developed to treat infections and diseases, as well as our wastewater, solid waste, and so forth.
The biotechnology sector offers a myriad of career opportunities in different fields: the environment, health, the agri-food industry, pharmacy, cosmetics and many more.
People wishing to work in the biotechnology sector must have sound scientific training and in-depth knowledge of biology, chemistry and other life sciences. Leadership, business, project management and communication skills are also essential requirements.