San Antonio is the seventh largest cities in the U.S. and also one of the fastest growing in the nation. With nearly 300 sunny days per year, it is a great place for many outdoor sports and a variety of recreational opportunities.
In addition to being a hub for medical care in South Texas, San Antonio is recognized as a national center for bioscience research and innovation. It is home to cutting-edge biotech companies such as DPT Laboratories, Ltd, Medtronic, Inc., and Genzyme along with nationally-recognized institutions including Methodist Healthcare System, University Health System, Texas Neurosciences Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Insitute, and the Cancer Therapy & Research Center.
With a vibrant military, academic, nonprofit, and private sector focused on research, the economic impact of San Antonio's health care/ bioscience industry has become a leading sector with over $30.6 billion annually. According to the San Antonio Business Journal, one in six of San Antonio workers are employed in health care or bioscience fields.