Steering Students Toward Industry

The life sciences industry employs more than 100,000 people in Massachusetts alone, with an average annual wage of $201,549. But many students don’t realize that a career in the industry is an option. MCPHS is doing its part to change this.

Learning From Experts

Faculty and staff work to expose students to career pathways in the life sciences via a core curriculum that fosters exploration. Job fairs, speaker series, and events allow students to interact with professionals and industry representatives to engage directly with potential talent. Students are coached to consider their full range of options, including programs and certificates designed to prepare them for industry jobs.

“Many students change their career plans when exposed to their full range of options early in their studies. We highlight the exciting opportunities in the life sciences industry and give students a chance to add the credentials they need for success.”

Robert DiCenzo, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAPhA | Dean of the School of Pharmacy – Boston

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Preparing Future Professionals

MCPHS offers graduate degrees in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmaceutics, providing programs that are tailored to future employers’ needs. Similarly, the University’s longstanding Biopharmaceutical Fellowship program prepares professionals with PharmDs for careers in the life sciences industry.

MCPHS Fellow

Student Story: Dimple Gandhi

As a Biopharmaceutical Industry Fellow, Dimple found her passion for working in medical affairs. “It taught me that change is constant in the industry, and how to adapt and be flexible,” she said.
MCPHS Fellow

Continuously Growing

MCPHS continues to expand its offerings, including through recently launched programs such as the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, the Bachelor of Science in Health Data Science and Analytics, the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management & Technology, and the Master of Science in Health Informatics as well as a Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine. The University will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the marketplace.

*Sources of employment stats: MassBio’s 2022 “Industry Snapshot” and MassBioEd’s 2022 “Massachusetts Life Sciences Employment Outlook.”