I have a B.S. in physics, I am currently in a non-thesis Master of Engineering in Mechanical/Biomedical engineering and set to graduate in the spring. I have been working in a lab to pick up some extra cash and skills over the past 7 months. Mainly what I have been doing is applying data science and Machine learning techniques to predict dose response to chemotherapeutics based on genetic analysis. My P.I. has just asked me to stay on and switch to the PH.d where I would mainly be working on Machine learning techniques for personalized medical applications and drug discovery. I have always wanted to get a PH.d but did not get into any of the programs I wanted when a applied a year ago and decided that I would get a Master's and move on. Now I have an offer for full financial support to get a PH.d in Biomedical Engineering. Honestly, I enjoy research and my skill set is more suitable to research than more traditional engineering roles so a PH.d makes sense from that perspective. This is my concern, tenured faculty positions are on decline, not that I necessarily that I want to go or do not want to go into academia, but it simply means that what you get your PH.d in better be marketable and valuable to non-academic positions. Given that I will be focusing on data science and its application to medicine I was wondering if anybody new how in demand that is for PH.d level positions.