Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wanted: Savvy Grads in Math and Science

The pharmaceutical and medical technology industry is a leading source of jobs in New Jersey, but concerns have been raised whether there will be enough college graduates with the math and science education necessary for employment in the field.

A new report entitled “The Workforce Needs of New Jersey’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industry” issued by the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) warns that there may not be enough qualified workers to fill projected job openings during the next several years.

The report, prepared by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and based on a survey of HINJ member companies, identified significant employment opportunities for product and marketing managers, clinical scientists, regulatory affairs managers, medical doctors, biostatisticians and engineers.

Read the NJBIZ.com article in its entirety here.

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