This 32-page report, provided by the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI), includes information on the hiring trends of the life science industry. "This report summarizes hiring trends in terms of available jobs, degree requirements, and desired employee attributes." Executives and professionals were interviewed and surveyed from the following five subsectors: agriculture, feedstock and chemicals; drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipments; research testing and medical laboratories; and bioscience-related distribution. Qualitative analysis of over 53,4000 job postings was also performed.

Information is provided for the following five key trends that dominated discussions with life science executives: Rapid Technology & Business Innovation - Driving Talent Needs; Soft Skills - Demand for soft skills rises to the top; Regional, Cluster-Specific Workforce - Challenges emerge; Diversity - Divers approaches taken by companies; and Academic Partnerships - Industry reaps the rewards.

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