Health & Life Sciences

Breeding Grounds for the Best Healthcare

At the core of Temple’s health and life sciences industry is the Temple Medical and Educational District, established in 2009 to promote future development around existing industry assets, where some of Texas’ greatest healthcare institutions are putting world-class healthcare at the fingertips of Central Texas. Tenants include Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the State of Texas; McLane Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital between Dallas and Austin; and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the largest VA medical consortium in Texas and fourth largest in the United States.

Minutes away and near Temple College, Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals recently opened a new $23 million, state-of-the-art facility on a six-acre campus, adding to Temple’s world-class medical facilities. Everest CEO Jay Quintana emphasized Temple’s talented workforce as a key factor in providing care at this new facility. “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to provide a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation hospital and a remarkably trained staff for the benefit of Central Texans,” Quintana said.

Local entrepreneurship is fostered by the Temple Health and Bioscience District, which provides early-stage biotech companies with mentoring, funding, and access to office, lab and conference space. Current tenants are developing technologies to reduce Healthcare Associated Infections, improve stroke and other cerebrovascular disease monitoring, enhance child literacy and more.

Temple’s health and life sciences workforce is bolstered by a comprehensive medical education cluster, including Texas A&M University-Central Texas and Temple College. The Texas Bioscience Institute at Temple College promotes a skilled medical and biotechnology workforce at the high school level by offering students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credit hours in STEM curriculum and even earn an associate degree by their high school graduation.

  • 21

    Number of Life Sciences Establishments 2019

  • 10,851

    Current Workforce Emsi 2019

  • 27.1%

    Annual Change in Employment 2010 – 2020

  • Top-10

    Healthcare Systems in the U.S Baylor Scott & White Health

Facts & Figures

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    fact 2.5 Hours from 28 Million People

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    fact Costs 15% Lower than National Average

Training & Education

Students use microscopes at the Texas Bio Institute in Temple, TX

Med Ed

Many of the healthcare professionals who serve Temple patients graduate from regional institutions like the Texas A&M University – Central Texas and Temple College. At the high school level, Temple ISD’s Career & Technical Education Center and Belton ISD’s Career & Technical Education offer hands-on learning and certification in health sciences.

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A student at the Temple Health & Bioscience District in Temple, TX

STEM at TBI

The Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI) at Temple College offers STEM-based programs to high school students, transitioning military personnel, and other degree-seeking individuals to grow the region’s share of skilled medical and biotechnology workers.

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