America is home to thousands of cities, towns and municipalities. Yet, only 15 are home to two medical schools. Even fewer offer a top-rated pharmacy school, dental school, six accredited nursing schools, and two veterinary schools.
Medical Schools: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine (a third is in our neighboring Jefferson Parish)
Pharmacy School: Xavier University
Dental School: Louisiana State University
Veterinary schools: Tulane University and Delgado Community College
And did we mention a 1,500-acre BioDistrict in the heart of downtown, created with more than $2.5 billion in investment? It is designed to develop a biosciences industry that fosters world-class research and development; local, regional, and global healthcare delivery.
In short, thanks to bio-innovation investments, a unique community of top-rated universities, and medical curriculums, not many U.S. municipalities can boast a dynamic Bio environment like New Orleans.
New Orleans Bio: Top Talent. Breakthrough Innovation. Elite Facilities. Aggressive Incentives
New Orleans is #1 for biggest job growth in the healthcare industry from 2007-2017
Health Services is the third largest employer in the city and provides a spectrum of jobs with attractive career opportunities.
The average annual wage locally is approximately $89,700 for this cluster.
While many research and medical positions require advanced education and training, ancillary positions – for example, in facilities such as hospitals – need only high school diplomas or the equivalent.