Where the Jobs Are | GenomeWeb

Where the Jobs Are


Investments in genomics helped create a slew of new jobs, though many of them are outside the traditional academic path many PhD scientists pursue. The $3.8 billion put into mapping the human genome between 1988 and 2003 helped support approximately 310,000 jobs that produced $20 billion in personal income in 2010 alone, according to a May 2011 Battelle Technology Partnership Practice report. The report, generated with support from the Life Technologies Foundation, lauded investments in the Human Genome Project as some of the US government's greatest in terms of their return.

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