Bioinformatics Scientists

General Information

Description

Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$85,290

State-by-state Salary

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$111,880
$60,940
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 33%
  • Post-doctoral training 32%
  • Master's degree 16%
  • Doctoral degree 13%
  • Post-master's certificate 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Biology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Chemistry

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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