All The Biotech Jobs Are In CROs With 28 percent Growth Since 2001
6/25/2014 6:47:11 AM
The layoffs seen en masse in big pharma have been offset, in part, by a sharp rise in contract research employment – meaning job growth in the highly paid biosciences sector has remained generally steady among the nation’s many biotech clusters, according to a Battelle report released at the BIO International Conference. The nonprofit’s report showed a 7.4 percent increase in biosciences employment between 2001 and 2012, growing by 111,000 jobs in that time frame to 1.6 million nationwide. However, there has been a 0.4 percent decrease in employment between 2007 and 2012, showing the industry – though buffered – wasn’t entirely recession-proof.
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