The changing biomedical workforce

Given the large number of people with biomedical PhDs and the stagnant academic job market, the biomedical workforce is changing. According to a new article in Nature, the majority of biomedical scientists work in industry where they earn more than those in academia. Also, the majority of the biomedical workforce is under 45 years old, many have young families, and there is an increase the proportions of minority and international scientists. The authors conclude that more thorough data be collected to tap into these types of workforce changes, which will in turn inform policies, such as childcare subsidies, and programs, such as career training.

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