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### Bioinformatics Carrer Opportunities

Bioinformatics is the somewhat new and rather unfortunate term that is commonly employed for referring to the use of computers in biological research. Bioinformatics now looks like a hot cake. The number of jobs advertised for bioinformatics in Nature and Science magazine has increased by 96% bioinformatics job advertisements. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for biological scientists, including bioinformatics scientists, was about $71,000 in 2011. Expected job growth for scientists in this category (including biochemists and biophysicists) is 31% between 2010 and 2020. According to BLS data, bioinformatics technicians are included under the umbrella of statistical assistants, whose mean salary was about$39,000 in 2011. The Department of Labor reports bioinformatics technicians will have job growth of 3% to 9% between 2010 and 2020. According to PayScale.com , however, the median salary for biotechnology research scientists with bioin