Have you thought about what you want to be when you leave school?

This is a question we are asked from very early in life and the decisions you make through school can influence the work you will do.

One option for students is to study genetics, medicine, botany, agriculture and other biotechnology-related disciplines.

But studying subjects such as these does not mean you need to follow these to the exclusion of everything else. And just because you hold a higher university degree does not necessarily mean that you must do bench research.

Biotechnology-related degrees can be excellent starting points for a range of exciting and varied careers. These career profiles also show that plans can change as time goes on, and you find other areas that interest you.