An Rx for Career Breakthroughs
There’s a reason 40% of Temple residents are employed in the healthcare field. Some of state’s greatest healthcare institutions and professionals feel right at home in Central Texas.
It all begins at the Temple Medical and Education District. This 2,200-acre district on-the-rise is a hub for groundbreaking research and regenerative medicine with plans including a new Everest Rehabilitation Hospital and additional housing. Baylor Scott & White Health anchors the district and is home to the only Level I trauma center between Austin and Dallas. Neighbors McLane Children’s Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center provide specialized services to young and retired military.
Even more innovation takes place at the Temple Health and Bioscience District. At Temple startup SiMMo3D, medical engineers are using 3D technology to create customized medical device replicas. Also housed within the district is Emergent Biotechnologies, which is developing pharmaceuticals to treat preeclampsia and gynecologic cancer.
With so much ingenuity, health and life sciences are on the move in Temple. What’s not going up? Costs. Salaries stretch further in an area where housing prices are low and lifestyle amenities are plenty.
Facts & Figures
Major Healthcare Systems
Average Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living
Temple is a major player within the Central Texas healthcare hub, with much of the local workforce employed within the health and life sciences industry. Opportunities for physiologists, pharmacists, nurses and others exist in public and private systems. The Temple area is also home to a regional VA medical center and the only Level I trauma center between Dallas and Austin.
- Biotech Engineer
- Registered Nurse
- Acute Care Specialist
- Certified Medication Aide
- Hospice Liaison
Training & Education
The Temple College Biological Research Institute offers research opportunities for students interested in life sciences. Students start as research associates and work with biology faculty en route to a degree.
Students in the Arts & Sciences College at Texas A&M University Central Texas pursue degrees in nursing, biology, social work and sociology. Working professionals can apply for the RN to BSN program, which are offered online.
Develop a career in life and health sciences with a myriad of programs at Temple College. Certified nurse’s aide, surgical technology and medical sonography are some of the options at this community college.
The Texas A&M Medical Education Center in Temple is partnered with one of the state’s leading care providers, Baylor Scott & White. Regenerative medicine, cancer research and military medicine are among the core areas of study.
From Intern to MD
Temple Health & Bioscience District partners with area educational institutions, like TISD and Temple Bioscience Institute, to provide educational opportunities and internships that foster STEM education in Central Texas.