2023 list of global top 10 biotech and pharmaceutical companies by employees
A view on Johnson & Johnson
The New Jersey-based company is not a pure pharmaceutical company, thus not all of the aforementioned employees are involved in this segment. Johnson & Johnson has also two other strong business segments: medical devices and diagnostics, and consumer packaged goods, the latter making J&J the largest consumer healthcare company worldwide. Within Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical segment, oncology and immunology are the strongest therapeutic areas.
Pharmaceutical industry employment
Of the roughly five million people employed in the pharmaceutical industry globally, around two thirds are in Asia alone. Interestingly, even if North America is the strongest and most innovative pharmaceutical market, it is only the fourth world region by pharmaceutical employment. In the United States, pharmaceutical employment is significant notably in California, New Jersey, North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. In 2021, California had nearly 50 thousand persons employed in the pharma industry.