Bioinformatics is the combination of biology and information technology. Bioinformatics is about converting biological observations to a model that a computer will understand.
Salaries are fairly high for those who work in bioinformatics, even those who are just entering the field. Just some of the jobs that are available in the field of bioinformatics:
Sr. Software Engineer – Biotechnology: $85,000 – $110,000
Scientist/Engineer: $75,000 – $95,000
Bioinformatics Software Engineer: $80,000 – $100,000
Senior Software Test & Documentation Engineer: $90,000 – $115,000
Bioinformatics is largely, although not exclusively, a computer-based discipline. Real world application of bioinformatics: Molecular medicine, Diagnostics drug discovery, Personalized medicine, Gene therapy (genomics in medicine, diseases monitoring, profiles for therapeutic molecular targeting), Comparative studies (analyzing and comparing the genetic material of different species is an important method for studying functions of genes, mechanisms of inherited diseases. 21st century has seen a great boost in biotechnology like Human Cloning.