Jobs in Mid-America: Just a Sampling

Graphic: Cathleen Heard
Editor's Note: Continuing our five-part series on geographic issues that affect job hunting for life scientists, we now turn to Mid-America. Our boundaries may not be a true geographer's boundaries, but for our purposes, this area includes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan; goes south to Arkansas and Oklahoma; moves as far west as Colorado, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Montana; and covers the states in between. In the next issue we'll discuss the Southwest, which will include California and Hawaii.

Mid-America is the proverbial breadbasket of opportunity in agricultural biosciences, with many notable biomedical institutions dotting the landscape. Examples include the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Washington University in Missouri, a heavy concentration of medical schools and research in the Chicago area, and the University of Michigan.

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