Bioscience & Health Care



Arizona’s innovation ecosystem and robust hospital system secure the very best in bioscience & health care talent. With more than 364,000 jobs in the industry and the third fastest job growth rate in the nation, Arizona is booming with qualified employees ready to fill positions in research & development, engineering and biotech.



Arizona educational institutions offer programs with an emphasis in biomedical sciences, precision medicine and health professions. Students have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research, leading-edge patient care and innovative solutions.

62 institutions

offering related programs


17,400 degrees
and certificates

granted in 2020

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Arizona State University, the most innovative university six years running, has bioscience programs that seek nature-inspired solutions in health, sustainability and security for global impact. The Biodesign Institute at ASU is a force of biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers and mathematicians crossing boundaries to find cures, remove toxins from the atmosphere and defend against cyber attacks. This year, the Biodesign Institute developed the first saliva-based test in the state in order to make COVID-19 diagnostic testing easier, faster and more readily available to Arizonans.

The University of Arizona (UArizona) is a leader in health sciences. The College of Medicine partnered with Banner Health to provide students and the Tucson community with an on-site teaching and research hospital, the University Medical Center. Over at the BIO5 Institute, researchers are tackling challenges in new ways by intersecting disciplines. In the last five years, BIO5-affiliated research has garnered $363 million in grants and gifts. This year, UArizona partnered with the State of Arizona to provide 31 antibody testing sites across the state, in addition to available testing for hospital employees, health care professionals, corrections officers and child safety workers.

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) is recognized as a leading research campus across many disciplines and academics. The Department of Biological Sciences is home to the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, and the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research.

Phoenix Biomedical

The city-owned Phoenix Biomedical Campus is a 30-acre, urban medical and bioscience campus, a hub of biomedical-related research, academic and clinical facilities. All on one campus, the state’s three public universities cross boundaries and collaborate on research in precision medicine, genomics, molecular medicine, cancer research and healthcare analytics.

At full build out, the Phoenix Biomedical

Campus will generate a


annual economic impact

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Creighton University continues to expand its Phoenix presence with a new campus and a strong alliance with Arizona-based health care systems and hospitals. The health sciences program is constructing a new 183,000-square-foot campus to open in 2021. Creighton has a partnership with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center for immersive clinical training.

Bioscience High School


The Phoenix Bioscience High School offers a fully integrated curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The campus is located adjacent to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, benefiting from the nearby innovation ecosystem. Students at the school develop their own pathways courses tailored to their interests including anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, biotechnology, engineering and forensics.

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Maricopa County Community College District
The Maricopa County Community College District is an accredited community college organization with ten campus locations throughout Maricopa County. Programs include biotechnology and molecular biosciences designed to give entry-level laboratory technicians skills for applications in academic, industrial and commercial research settings.