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Biotechnologist

Ringa Hangarau Koiora

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Biotechnologists use their knowledge of living organisms to create new animal or plant-based products such as pest-resistant crops and pharmaceuticals. 

Pay

Biotechnologists usually earn

$55K-$75K per year

Senior biotechnologists usually earn

$76K-$130K per year

Source: NZBIO & Universities New Zealand, 'University Staff Academic Salaries and Remuneration', 2012.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a biotechnologist are good even though it is a small occupation.
Mike North sitting at a desk working on a computer

Biotechnologists create or improve products from animals and plants

Last updated 5 September 2018