Healthcare, Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals Industries

Description of these Industries


  • The Healthcare Industry consists of businesses that provide medical services, manufacture medical equipment or drugs, provide medical insurance, or otherwise facilitate the provision of healthcare to patients.


  • The Biotechnology Industry is a science-driven industry that uses living organisms and molecular biology to produce healthcare-related products. These products and process feature in healthcare, medicine, biofuels, and environmental safety.


  • The Pharmaceutical Industry is the discovery, development, and manufacture of drugs, vaccines, and medications to reduce the incidence of diseases, treat diseases and enhance the quality of life of people. It's widespread, including research, chemicals, and the regulation and involvement of government agencies.

Here are some typical skills that are recommended within the Healthcare/Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry:

Healthcare Industry

  • Empathy skills
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Work ethic skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Adaptability skills

Biotechnology Industry

  • Technical skills
  • Management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Collaborative skills
  • Problem-solving skills

Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Project planning skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Management skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Relationship building skills

How can you gain these skills? You can gain these skills by using ForageLinkedIn LearningMicro-Internships, and our Employer Certificates.

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Additionally, you can find more alumni contacts using the Heels Engage Network.

Here are some examples of companies within these industries. You can find more companies within these industries on Handshake. Each company is hyperlinked and takes you to their Handshake profile. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about their company and/or connect with them.

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