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Biomedical Job Sectors

The U.S. biomedical workforce is made up of individuals in a variety of career sectors, including research and teaching in colleges and universities, research in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industrial settings, research in government laboratories, as well as scientific careers including science policy and regulation and science communications.

Numerous groups study, represent, and advocate for a vibrant biomedical workforce to address tomorrow’s discovery challenges. Recent reports include  (NIH ACD Working Group Reports), CGS’s Understanding PhD Career Pathways for Program Improvement, National Academy of Sciences 2018 “Next Generation of Biomedical, and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through” Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (2015).