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Why pursue the life sciences?students

The life sciences include numerous fields science, all of which focus on the scientific study of living organisms - plants, animals and human beings. Attaining a degree in the life sciences can lead to career opportunities that are ultimately about researching, developing and manufacturing useful products that can help improve the human condition.

Life Sciences Stats:

  • In Massachusetts, employment in the biopharmaceutical industry, a major part of the region's life sciences industry, grew by 35% in the decade ending in 2018.
  • In 2018 alone, the number of job listings in the life sciences increased by 6.4%.
  • In its 2019 Employment Outlook MassBioEd estimates that 12,000 additional jobs in the industry will need to be filled by May of 2024.