CLSA in BioSpace: Top Four California Life Science Job Regions
Feb. 16, 2016
By Angela Rose for BioSpace.com
If you’re a life science professional in search of your next job, you may want to begin in California. With 2,848 life science organizations ranging from entrepreneurial startups to global operations, the state is a veritable land of opportunity for biologists, chemists, engineers, research associates, scientists and others. An economic engine credited with continually powering area growth, the California life science sector directly employs 281,000 individuals and generates $130 billion in revenue each year.
But its impact is far greater. Many of the companies within it have created—and continue to create—medications, medical devices, research tools and biorenewables that significantly impact human health. Life science professionals in California are actively engaged in research and manufacturing that saves lives with tools and drugs for diagnosing and treating heart disease, cancer and many other diseases.
“California’s life sciences ecosystem is driving the economy and delivering life-changing medicines and technologies that benefit health and well-being far beyond our state’s borders,” Sara Radcliffe, president and chief executive officer of the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), recently stated in a press release. “The birthplace of biotechnology and a leader in exciting new fields such as digital health, genomics and precision medicine, it’s no coincidence that California is excelling in life sciences job creation, research funding, venture capital investment and so many other measures.”
The CLSA, in cooperation with PwC, recently released their annual report detailing the industry’s growth and current statistics. To help with your job search, here are a few facts we’ve deemed of greatest interest to job seekers like you. Use them to narrow in on your areas of greatest opportunity or to impress hiring managers with your knowledge of the industry. You can find additional facts and figures when you download the CLSA’s report here.