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Ohio conference to boost women in the bioscience industry
With women being underrepresented in the science fields, the conference will focus on job opportunities and career paths to help change those numbers in the biosciences

Kevin Niedermier
BioOhio want to help more women find jobs in the bioscience field.
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An Dec. 9 conference in Ohio will focus on women in the bio-sciences, or more precisely the lack of women in this field. The event in Columbus was organized by BioOhio, a bio-science industry support group.

BioOhio President John Lewis Jr. says the inaugural conference will showcase opportunities and career paths for women in the growing industry. And he says it will show that finding a job in any science field doesn’t always require a degree in science.

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“For instance at this conference we have a purchasing manager who purchases for McKesson, a big medical supply company, with no science background. We have directors of human resources who are hiring that have no science background, but they’ve been their entire careers in the sciences.”

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says job growth the biochemist and biophysicist fields, which require science degrees, will grow by nearly 20 percent between now and 2022.


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