Undergraduate Major Details
What Can I Do With This Major?
About this major
The Biotechnology major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:
The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.
|Association of Public and Land-grant Universities|
|CommuniCare Health Centers|
|Davis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center|
|Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel|
|Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School|
|Rite Aid Pharmacy|
|Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services|
|Sutter Health / Medical Center, Sacramento / General Hospital|
|UC Davis Cross Cultural Center|
|UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)|
|UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (UCDSVM)|
|UCDHS Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program|
|UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room|
|Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society (VN CARES)|
Graduating Class Demographics
The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.
|Year||Graduating Class||Completed First Destination Survey||Response Rate|
Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.
|Year||Employed*||Seeking Employment||Attending Graduate School||Other+|
|* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.
Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.
|AMR||Emergency Medical Technician|
|Bayer CropScience||Informatics Intern|
|Bio-Rad Laboratories||Product Manager|
|California Seed and Plant Labs||Lab Technician|
|University of California||Junior Specialist|
|University of California, Davis||Instructor|
|University of California, Davis||Junior Specialist|
|University of California, Davis||Staff Research Associate|
Salary Summary Statistics
The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.
|Year||Mean||Median||Minimum||Maximum||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|