BioOhio has identified workforce development and talent recruitment as a priority within its evolving efforts to accelerate bioscience in Ohio.
A skilled and available workforce has been and will continue to be integral to the growth of Ohio’s bioscience industry. In recent years, Ohio’s diverse bioscience industry has made great strides in forming, attracting and growing companies. This unprecedented growth has demanded an abundant and available talent pool.
While Ohio’s new and expanding bioscience companies represent the predominant share of workforce demand, the supply of talent comes from both the existing industry base and the state’s educational institutions. More than 1,345 bioscience-related entities operate in Ohio and 213 post-secondary institutions — including 4-year universities, 2-year colleges, and adult career centers — prepare students for careers. BioOhio is committed to connecting demand with supply to ensure consistent growth for our companies and quality careers for our best and brightest.
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Ranging from the large and well known—like Battelle, Steris, Cardinal Health, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery—to the young and growing—like Cleveland HeartLab, AssureRx, Riverain Medical, and MID—Ohio bioscience firms employ 60,600 workers. Since 2000, Ohio bioscience employment increased 16.5% (8,574 jobs), while overall employment in Ohio declined.
Ohio’s bioscience industry generated $4.58 billion of payroll in 2011, a 31% ($1.08 billion) increase since 2000. Bioscience sector jobs in Ohio paid an average wage of $75,523, encompassing a wide variety of occupations, not just scientists and executives. In comparison, the average wage for all industries in Ohio in 2011 was $42,588.
For job impact data in each of Ohio’s regions, access The Ohio Bioscience Growth Report