Getting Started in the Biopharma Industry

Getting Started in the Biopharma Industry

Getting Started in the Biopharma Industry


This video series will help you understand the expectations of working in the biopharma industry. If you decide to proceed, BioWork is a great place to start.

The BioWork certificate program will teach you the foundational skills you need to begin a career as a process technician for a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturing company. Contact a BioWork program director at your nearest community college to get started today or visit

Getting Started in the Biopharma Industry
Improving Lives

Let's talk about some ways that biotechnology improves the lives of people. Here are just a few examples of life saving products made in North Carolina.

Shift Work

If you are thinking about a career in biotechnology or manufacturing, shift work is a way of life that you will have to accept. Follow along with this interactive exploration of what shift work is, how it impacts your working schedule, and examine both the benefits and drawbacks that are typical for this type of employment.

What does it mean to have a CGMP mindset?

Current Good Manufacturing Practices assure that production facilities and processes are controlled.

What qualities do you need to be successful in biomanufacturing?

What are common traits found in people that are successful in this industry?

Resume and Cover Letter

What are recruiters looking for when sorting through resumes and cover letters?

The Job Interview

What can you expect at your first biotech job interview? Learn from the experiences of hiring managers, recruiters, and BioWork graduates.

Getting Your First Job in BioManufacturing

How do you get started working in this industry? Hear from employers and BioWork graduates about the best ways to get your foot in the door at a biomanufacturing company.