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Insight & Intelligence™ : Oct 23, 2012

10 Best U.S. Regions to Secure a Biotech Job

GEN shows you where careers are made.

More and more people are finding themselves migrating to different regions of the U.S. to find work, and people in the biopharma and biotech industries are no different. GEN has already written about what skills an R&D researcher should have and which biotech jobs will be most in demand over the next decade. Now, the question is, where are these jobs? In which regions are you most likely to find work in your field? Before you pack, you may want to take a look at the below list of regions with biopharma clusters ranked by number of jobs based on 2009–2010 data.

#10. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA

2010: 9,048

2009: 9,071

Year-to-year job gain: -0.25%1

#9. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

2010: 10,113

2009: 10,447

Year-to-year job gain: -3.20%1

#8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA

2010: 22,147

2009: 21,354

Year-to-year job gain: 3.71%1

#7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA

2010: 28,581

2009: 34,035

Year-to-year job gain: -16.02%1

#6. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MSA

2010: 36,412

2009: 35,989

Year-to-year job gain: 1.18%1

#5. San Diego region

2010: 40,372

2009: 36,379

Year-to-year job gain: 11.0%2

#4. Los Angeles County

2010: 42,383

2009: 43,923

Year-to-year job gain: -3.51%3

#3. San Francisco Bay Area

2010: 51,255

2009: 51,945

Year-to-year job gain: -1.33%3

#2. North Carolina

2010: 58,495

2009: 57,053

Year-to-year job gain: 2.53%4

#1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA

2010: 78,960

2009: 76,394

Year-to-year job gain: 3.36%1