The global medical industry experienced a 7% drop in new job postings related to precision and personalized medicine in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 10% decrease versus Q4 2022. GlobalData’s Medical Devices: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the medical devices industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 27% share of the global medical industry’s precision and personalized medicine-related total new job postings in Q4 2023, down 10% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive precision and personalized medicine-related hiring activity

Management Occupations, with a share of 27%, emerged as the top precision and personalized medicine-related job roles within the medical industry in Q4 2023, with new job postings drop by 10% quarter-on-quarter. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations came in second with a share of 20% in Q4 2023, with new job postings dropping by 2% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent precision and personalized medicine roles include Sales and Related Occupations with a 14% share in Q4 2023, Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in medical industry accounted for 50% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q4 2023 were Guardant Health, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Illumina, Qiagen, and Tempus Labs. Together they accounted for a combined share of 50% of all precision and personalized medicine-related new jobs in the medical industry.

Guardant Health posted 209 precision and personalized medicine-related new jobs in Q4 2023, Oxford Nanopore Technologies 78 jobs, Illumina 70 jobs, Qiagen 70 jobs, and Tempus Labs 61 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 75.44% share of total new job postings, Q4 2023

The largest share of precision and personalized medicine-related new job postings in the medical industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 75.44% followed by the UK (4.54%) and Poland (4.13%). The share represented by the US was five percentage points lower than the 80.54% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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