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Careers in Health Sciences

Many ways to make a difference.

When you think about healthcare, your thoughts likely turn to doctors and nurses, and caring for patients.  Career opportunities in healthcare today are not only in high demand, they are also highly diverse – spanning a range of specialist areas and different settings from home to hospital.  For many healthcare positions you can get your start with a certificate, and advance your career with an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

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Did you know?

More than a million Texans work in health sciences. In one of the state’s fastest growing industries, the number of jobs is expected to grow by more than 20% by 2030.1


Make your mark in the fast growing healthcare field.

The healthcare industry, including life sciences and biotechnology, is one of the fastest growing industries in Texas.  

We’re home to some of the largest hospitals and health systems in the country. With three of the nation’s largest cities – Houston, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth – Texas boasts major healthcare systems like Baptist Health Systems, Baylor Scott & White Health, Christus Health, Cook Children’s, HCA, Memorial Hermann Health System and Texas Health Resources to name a few. 

Many of our medical centers (more than a quarter) are located in rural areas. Across the state, there are more than 630 hospitals, not to mention elder care facilities, freestanding ERs, imaging centers, physician offices, specialty clinics, surgical centers and urgent care facilities.

As our population continues to grow, demand for health care workers is expected to continue to increase, especially to meet the care needs of both young and old.

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1. Texas Labor Market Information. Accessed September 2023.

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