Basic and Biomedical Sciences – Career Outcomes

Academic Industry Gov't Sci-Rel Non-Sci Unemployed
UCSF 303 | 53% 123 | 22% 17| 3% 108 | 19% 17 | 3% 0 | 0%
National 43% 18% 6% 18% 13% 2%


Notes on the data

  • UCSF numbers reflect status of former students at the time the data were gathered in summer/fall 2012. Current employment may now be different.
  • National data are taken from the NIH Biomedical Research Workforce Report of 2012.
  • Study looked at graduates 1997-2006, i.e. 6-15 years post-graduation.
  • Of 617 alumni, employment for 572 (93%) was identified and confirmed.
  • Study excluded students in dual degree programs (MD-PhD and DDS-PhD).
  • 0% unemployment is an artifact of the study; some of the 7% we could not locate may be unemployed.



Definitions

  • Academic: academic research and teaching appointments, including tenure-track and non-tenure track
  • Industry: research in an industrial, for-profit setting
  • Gov't: research in government agencies (e.g. NIH, NSF, etc.)
  • Sci-Rel: related to science, but not traditional research, e.g. science policy, scientific patent attorney, science writer
  • Non-Sci: careers unrelated to science


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