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Careers in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Career Guide
The Ramapo College bioinformatics program prepares students to obtain employment in the industry and acadamia, pursue graduate education, careers in medicine and related disciplines, or engage in research in this technological field of great demand. Some examples of the job options for bioinformatisc graduates include: research scientist, bioinformatics programmer, physician, project manager, database developer and administrator, technical assistant and technical sales representative (some of these may require graduate education). The following links may be helpful in preparation of a career in bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics Career Profile
Writing a Winning Resume
How to become a Bioinformatics Technician
The ABC's of Bioinformatics
Career Guide in Bioinformatics
Start Building a Career in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatician/Biostatistician Career
Bioinformatician vs. Bioinformaticist Careers

Salaries of Bioinformatics Scientists
Bioinformatics scientists make very competitive salaries.

Average Scientist, Bioinformatics Salaries in NJ/NY
Scientist, Bioinformatics: $97,000
Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics Salary in New York
Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics Salary in New Jersey
Bioinformatics Scientist Salaries
Bioinformatics Engineer Salaries
Find Jobs & Salaries at SimplyHired
Find Jobs & Salaries at glassdoor

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job Title

Salary Range

Bioinformatics Engineers

$65K – $134K

Bioinformatics Programmers

$63K – $110K

Computational Biologists

$68K – $162K

Bioinformatics Scientists

$80K – $152K


$56K – $107K


$58K – $164K

Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

$70K – $161K

Note: Some of the above positions may require graduate degrees.
* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020),,

Career Opportunities in Bioinformatics
The bioinformatics program at Ramapo College provides high quality career-oriented training. 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, potential employers include research labs in academia, hospitals, governmental agencies, software industry, bioinformatics service industry 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.

Follow the links below to search for jobs that require bioinformatics skills:

Bioplanet: Bioinformatics Job Postings
ISCB Computational Biology -Job Database
Bioinformatics Scientists Jobs at
Bioinformatics Jobs at Simply Hired
Bioinformatics Jobs at glassdoor Jobs
Bioinformatics WW Jobs
Kelly Scientific Resources Job Search
Bio-IT World Job Postings
Informatics Hire Bio Job Listings
HireHealth Jobs
BipSpace: Jobs in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
LifeSciences World Jobs
ASBMB Job Board
Careers in Computers
Computer World Careers in Computers
Careers in Computer Science and Computer Engineering
A Guide to Computer Science Careers
Sloan Foundation: Careers

Graduate Education Opportunities in Bioinformatics
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 graduates 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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