The continuing economic recovery will create demand for highly-skilled staff, including those in clinical research positions.
This is the conclusion of new research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which suggested that qualifications in STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths - will benefit those looking for jobs in the coming months.
Its study found that 34 per cent of employers value people with a STEM-related degree.
Some 69 per cent of these said it was because they display excellent analytical skills, while another 61 per cent cited their problem-solving capabilities as plus points.
Richard Lambert, CBI director-general, said: "Businesses want tomorrow's workforce to be at the top of the new government's policy agenda … people with qualifications in science and maths will be particularly sought-after."
London South Bank University careers adviser Margaret Holbrough recently advised anyone looking for a job to tailor their CV to their chosen field in order to increase their chances of recruitment.