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Bioinformatics Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Uses technology and computational methods to analyze biological data and compile data bases. May analyze data sets having to do with the human genome.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Bioinformatics Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 48 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Biomedical Engineer industry, which includes the Bioinformatics Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Bioinformatics Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $92,351.

State

We do not have this data at this time.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Bioinformatics Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $85,739.

Education and Experience

Posted Bioinformatics Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree51%
Master's Degree47%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other0%

Posted Bioinformatics Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years72%
3 to 5 years17%
6 to 8 years0%
9+ years11%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Bioinformatics Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (67%)
  • Organizational Skills (54%)
  • Research (44%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (40%)
  • Problem Solving (38%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Bioinformatics (100%)
  • Biomedical Engineering (71%)
  • Python (44%)
  • Biotechnology (40%)
  • SQL (40%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Process Improvement (19%)
  • Data Engineering (17%)
  • Data Visualization (17%)
  • Database Management (17%)
  • Quality Management (17%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Cancer Biology (2%) – marginal value $4,590
  • Deep Learning (2%) – marginal value $1,504
  • Molecular Biology (13%) – marginal value $729

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Bioinformatics Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Biomedical Engineer - Bmsi
  • Senior Biomedical Data Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Bioinformatics Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Illumina Incorporated (11)
  • Prime Healthcare Services (8)
  • Exact Sciences Corporation (7)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (5)
  • Phs Bio Medical Services (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!

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