Realistically how far can an associate degree get you in the biotech industry? When should you consider continuing education?

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In terms of salary, pretty far with some adequate lab training. I'd say you can expect to cap out somewhere between 70-85k after a few years

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You should consider continuining education if you are interested in pushing your salary past the six figure mark or if you want to more on more specialized projects. Honestly though you can make a pretty good living just form an associates so it'd be more of a matter of being ready to push yourself

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What is the highest position in a lab setting that is not managerial but can still make 6 figures?

You might be interested in pursuing your education if you're aiming to work as a project manager or some higher level role

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Check out this article, skip about 2/3 of the way down for the information you're looking for: https://careerkarma.com/blog/best-biotechnology-associate-degrees/

Decently far I"d say but you'll need more education to specialize your work or pursue a higher level management position

What career path are you looking at? Are you in the lab or on the business side?

Hello, I'm currently in a lab and hoping to stay in the lab.

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