Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10% from 2012 to 2022 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition). The recently published Molecular Biotechnology by Carolyn Dehlinger, emphasizes careers in molecular biotechnology, profiles of major projects and researchers, and expansive discussions of bioethical concerns and current research, making it the ideal starting point for students pursuing a career as a biological technician.
Further grounding this text in its emphasis on employment in the biotechnology industry, it provides real-world information on molecular techniques, regulations, and bioethics. It also features a Focus on Careers box in every chapter that provides critical information on type of education and competencies required to practice in the biotechnology industry.
To assist the reader in understanding key molecular biology concepts and processes, every new printed text is packaged with access to the Navigate Companion Website where students will find full-color animations and Lab Exercises.