Biopharma manufacturing offers more than just a job. There’s the satisfaction of making medicines that heal people. Working in a clean environment. And advancing in a career.
Yes, many people who learn the basics in community college courses continue their training at North Carolina’s biopharma manufacturers. There’s opportunity to grow within companies, or, with 80 companies employing 26,000 people, plenty of opportunity to transfer skills. Things you learn for your biopharma manufacturing job also transfer to other industries, from food processing to clinical testing.
What’s more, North Carolina’s biopharma manufacturers are growing, announcing hundreds of jobs at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eli Lilly and Beam Therapeutics announced they would build facilities in North Carolina. No wonder the state leads the nation in producing biologics, a specialized type of medicine.
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North Carolina is home to more than 735 life sciences companies that employ 66,000 people. When it comes to biopharma manufacturing, big names like Pfizer, Merck, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Thermo Fisher and GlaxoSmithKline all have a presence in North Carolina.
The following directory lists companies that offer job opportunities in manufacturing medicines. Many of these jobs can be had with a high school diploma and a certificate program.
Looking for biopharma manufacturing opportunities near you? Use the interactive map below to see what jobs are available in your area.
Header image photo credit: Mayne Pharma / Rob Taylor