Bioscience is Growing, and it Needs You
The demand for high quality care through advanced drugs, devices, and therapies is growing. Employers in the bioscience industry need a dedicated staff with proper training to keep pace with the demand. Are you ready for the challenge?
Skills Will Move You Forward
One trip to the pharmacy will tell you that prescription and over-the-counter drugs are more sophisticated than ever before. Observe a surgery and you will see how medical devices and instruments are designed to do things our parents couldn’t even imagine.
Consider how learning great skills can benefit you :
- Be more marketable for employers
- Enable a smoother transition for you to the bio-workplace
- Build confidence to take on new challenges in your career
- Satisfy your curiosity and interest in this exciting field
Education Options Abound
No matter your age, your time is important and you’re likely juggling many priorities. Depending on your placement expectations, your time commitment for getting the right bioscience skills can vary from a number of months for a certificate or eight to ten years for multiple advanced degrees.
You can create the career you want and now is the best time to invest in your future. Why?
- You deserve to have a career with upward mobility and unlimited potential
- Most bioscience jobs require skills beyond a high school diploma
- The resources to help job seekers change careers have never been better
Find the Program that Meets Your Needs
Training to prepare for a bioscience career varies by employer needs and the type of work you are seeking. The good news is, Ohio schools have the options you need, with programs to suit your goals, including:
- A short term certificate program may take as little as seven weeks or as long as a year
- An associate degree program can often be completed in two years or less
- A “pass-through” degree program begins with two years of education at a community college, then transfers to a four year university for completion of a Bachelor’s Degree
- A traditional university-based Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree Program
Bioscience Education by the Numbers
Ohio has hundreds of post-secondary institutions serving all industries and walks of life, from universities and community colleges to specialized job training centers and vocational schools. BioOhio has reviewed thousands of degrees and programs offered at these institutions to identify a subset directly related to bioscience employment preparation or advancement.
In 2015, 10,179 bioscience-related degrees and certificates were awarded to students in Ohio, up 58% since 2006.
Degrees awarded in 2015 included 1,365 certificates or associates degrees, 6,329 bachelor’s degrees, and 2,485 post-BA, master’s or doctoral degrees.
In 2006 there were only 85 institutions awarding bioscience degrees and certificates, but by 2015, the number rose to 102 public and private schools directly impacting bioscience in Ohio.
In 2015, the top ten bioscience-pipeline degrees were:
- Biology and Biological Sciences (2340 graduates)
- Pharmacy (785)
- Chemical Engineering (770)
- Chemistry (755)
- Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (527)
- Zoology and Animal Biology (520)
- Veterinary and Animal Health Technology (454)
- Biochemistry (307)
- Neuroscience (280)
- Pharmacy Technician & Assistant (278)