This figure compares the growth rates predicted from previous study and survey values for 2001 to 2006. In the biomedical sciences the survey rate is 0.043 and the projections are 0.039, 0.033, and 0.030 for the high, medium and low, respectively. In the clinical sciences the survey rate is 0.041 and the projections are 0.062, 0.055, and 0.049 for the high, medium and low, respectively. In the behavioral sciences the survey rate is 0.013 and the projections are 0.019, 0.017, and 0.015 for the high, medium and low, respectively.

FIGURE D-42Workforce annual growth rates, 2001–2006, as previously projected and as derived from surveys, by major field

SOURCE: National Research Council. 2005. Advancing the Nation’s Health Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; and NRC analysis.

From: Appendix D, Demographic Projections of the Research Workforce in the Biomedical, Clinical, and Behavioral Sciences, 2006–2016

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Research Training in the Biomedical, Behavioral, and Clinical Research Sciences.
National Research Council (US) Committee to Study the National Needs for Biomedical, Behavioral, and Clinical Research Personnel.
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