With a large agricultural focus and growing pharmaceutical focus in Texas, there are a number of opportunities for a rewarding career with a biotechnology degree.
According to the latest governor report on Biotech in Texas, the state ranks second in the nation for the employment of life and physical scientists.
Texas is home to 3,600 biotechnology manufacturing and research/development firms, and employs a whopping 92,000 biotechnology employees. The total impact of the biotechnology industry in Texas is $75 billion, and it continues to grow.
With over $1.3 billion invested by venture capital firms from 2008 to 2013 and a renewed focus on STEM courses, Texas is very invested in the success of the biotechnology industry.