AbbVie is a public biopharmaceutical company that started as a spinoff of Abbott Laboratories. They work on creating innovative approaches to many of the life-threatening or chronic conditions that people experience today including diseases that have proven very difficult to cure. They have a very large research and development division and have come up with some of the most recognizable and innovative medicines on the market today. Their headquarters are in Lake Bluff, Illinois, and they employ over 28,000 people. Many of those positions include scientists, researchers, manufacturing specialists, regulatory experts, communicators, administrators and managers. However, they also have employment opportunities in marketing, human resources, accounting, and many other departments.