Biotechnology is an emerging segment of the employment market projected to expand by 4%–8% nationwide by 2024. Certain parts of the US have registered much higher growth, making the biotech career path more popular in select areas of the country. Massachusetts, for instance, reported a 35% increase in biopharmaceutical job listings in 2015 with more than 4,000 positions forecast to be created by 2018. Similarly, states such as Maryland, Washington, California, New Jersey, and North Carolina have high concentrations of life science jobs and biotech positions.

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