Bio Medical

The Bio-Medical (BM) cluster includes industries that develop and use technology to enhance life from a health perspective.

Industries in this cluster include research laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturing, surgical and medical equipment manufacturing, and imaging centers.

This cluster largely represents industries that employ advanced technology and serve as a foundation for enhanced medical services.

Career pathways in Bio Medical

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
  • Pharmacy Aides
  • speaks clearly and concisely
  • uses technology
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • applies health and safety concepts
  • reads with understanding
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Manufacturing Production Technicians
  • Chemical Technicians
  • demonstrates quality consciousness
  • solves problems
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Pharmacists
  • Chemists
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • General and Operations Managers
  • demonstrates self-management strategies
  • makes decisions