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Life Sciences

For decades, bioscience has been identified as an industry of opportunity for Greater SATX. Often referred to as the “Home of Military Medicine” and the new destination for precision therapeutics, San Antonio is at the intersection of military, commercial and academic assets that will help us grow our bioscience ecosystem.

Local Stats


Economic Impact




Location Quotient

1 in 6 People in Greater SATX are employed in Bioscience and Healthcare.

10.2% projected job growth between 2020 and 2024.

50,000 jobs added between 2009 and 2019.

San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics (SAPPT)

R & D Leaders changing the world through Precision Therapies. In 2019, Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) united to form the San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics (SAPPT). SAPPT leverages each institution's exceptional strengths to advance precision therapies and grow the bioscience ecosystem in the San Antonio region.
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Workforce Opportunities

Entry Level Salary
Average Salary

Top Posting Employers

  • Christus Santa Rosa

  • Methodist Hospitals

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio)

Top Posted Skills

  • Lab Proficiency

  • Management

  • Nursing

Top Posted Occupations

  • Registered Nurses

  • Technicians

  • Scientists

Top Completed Programs

The city’s top employer and educator trains over 3,200 students in more than 55 degree programs.

The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine trains primary care osteopathic physicians to meet community health needs.

Health and Bioscience institute offers health-career preparation programs.

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A Healthy Start

San Antonio offers desirable real estate options for health care and research facilities. Let us help you get a healthy start in San Antonio.
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Military & DoD Connections

Greater San Antonio is the epicenter of Military medicine with the largest military health complex in the U.S. located here. In addition to hospitals and rehab facilities available to San Antonio’s veterans and active-duty military members, our private sector also partners with the military on scientific innovations and research projects.

More than 8,000 health professionals staff Brooke Army Medical center, the “Home of Army Medicine”

Home of Navy Medicine Education & Training Command

Brooke Army Medical Center's US Institute of Surgical Research is home to the military’s only burn unit

More than 2,000 military and private collaboration projects

Headquarters of the Air Force's 59th Medical Wing in San Antonio

Fort Sam Houston is the Army's Medical Department Center & School

Local Resources

Bioscience Partners

To learn more about San Antonio’s thriving bioscience and health care industry visit BioMedSA. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to growing the bioscience community and promoting San Antonio as a city of science and health.

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Business Assistance

See how greater:SATX can help your Life Sciences company grow in San Antonio.

Danny San Miguel

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Danny San Miguel

Director, Business Development, Bioscience & Technology