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Americans spend about $40 billion a year on gambling, $45 billion on tobacco. The amount spent on gambling and tobacco together is more than two and a half times the amount we spend on medical research each year—including public and private dollars.

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Careers in biomedical research provide an opportunity for discovery, and professionals in this field provide hope to millions suffering from medical conditions or diseases—hope for new and better treatments, a better life, a cure. Through their individual contributions, biomedical researchers have the potential to improve the lives of countless people and animals all over the world. From engineers to scientists, nutritionists to computer scientists, technical writers to laboratory animal technicians, these people have chosen to accept the challenge to care. You can too—by choosing a career in the exciting, demanding, and rewarding field of biomedical research.
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Considering a job in the field of biomedical research? Learn how these laboratory animal science professionals got started in the field.





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