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Career Outcomes

Student working in the lab

To help all applicants and others interested in our graduate programs, we have summarized information of the careers that are being pursued by the PhD graduates of our biomedical sciences programs. The information below includes all PhD program graduates who matriculated from 1990 to the present (2016).

The career choices of PhD graduates of individual programs are summarized on the website of each graduate program.

Career Choices of GSBS PhD Graduates*
  Number %
Academic faculty 140 22.3
Academic staff scientists 79 12.6
Industrial research 135 21.5
Science-related non-research 153 24.4
Pursuing postdoctoral training 61 9.7
Non-science-related 8 1.2
Not in the labor force 35 5.5
Information unavailable 18 2.8
Totals 629 100

*Academic faculty includes individuals who hold faculty positions at institutions of higher education in the US and abroad. Science-related non-research includes patent law, technology transfer, business development, scientific writing, science policy and other similar careers.


GSBS Alums

GSBS has graduated over 1,100 students who have gone on to exciting careers in all aspects of biomedical science.