Scientific research positions are experiencing a renaissance in the U.S., after decades of declining math scores and outsourcing. One of the biggest sources of research scientist jobs continues to be the federal government, as stories involving science and public policy grab the headlines. Medical research scientists will also be in high demand as the U.S. population ages over the next few years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to the federal jobs, there has been a growth of medical scientists employed by universities and institutions in order to maintain research funding. In the private sector, pharmaceutical companies and medical instrument manufacturers are adding another layer of medical research due to regulations and global competition.
San Francisco, New York, Boston, Texas and Seattle. Meanwhile, another college town, Boulder, CO, has collected some of the top medical researchers for federal laboratories. Genome experts have descended on the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Biochemists and mind/body researchers are the next careers that are seeing the greatest rise in demand in the near future. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the following top ten heavily advertised science jobs:
It appears that no matter where you settle in the U.S., there is no doubt that jobs in medical research science will continue to be one of the safest bets for high-demand work over the next decade.