Home / Targeted Strategic Sectors / Healthcare & Life Sciences

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Athens-Clarke County is a regional healthcare hub. Our community is home to two growing hospitals, an expanding medical school, UGA’s Colleges of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine and is a global center for advanced life science therapeutic research. Many local resources are available, covering a diverse range of opportunities to partner on human and animal health initiatives.

Healthcare organizations and companies in the community have been successful in expanding access to innovative, quality healthcare to patients across the region and commercializing extraordinary innovations in genetics and therapeutics that reach patients across the world.

Q

Test

Test

FEATURED PROPERTIES

EXPLORE OUR AVAILABLE PROPERTIES

New Job Search Tool

Use the Search Tool to take a look through the job openings for companies, organizations and agencies in Athens-Clarke County.  Here you can search and filter through thousands of jobs in Athens-Clarke County.

local workforce

Healthcare (CTE Cluster) in Clarke County, Georgia, 2021Q1¹

Most columns in the tables are sortable by selecting the column header.

Source: JobsEQ®

Data as of 2021Q1 unless noted otherwise

  1. Data based on a four-quarter moving average unless noted otherwise.
  2. Wage data are as of 2020 and represent the average for all Covered Employment
  3. Data represent found online ads active within the last thirty days in the selected region; data represents a sampling rather than the complete universe of postings. Ads lacking zip code information but designating a place (city, town, etc.) may be assigned to the zip code with greatest employment in that place for queries.

Local Resources

University of Georgia

Department of Biomedical Sciences: VBDI Imaging Technologies

Learn More

University of Georgia

Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing

Learn More

College of Public Health

Learn More

Augusta University / University of Georgia

Medical Partnership

Learn More

Office of Research: Industry Engagement

Learn More

Innovation Gateway

Learn More

College of Veterinary Medicine

Learn More

College of Veterinary Medicine: Department of Infectious Diseases

Learn More

College of Veterinary Medicine: Department of Large Animal Medicine

Learn More

College of Veterinary Medicine: Department of Pathology

Learn More

explore our career pathway resources

success stories

Biotech Company Dalan Animal Health Relocates to Athens, Georgia

Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company focused on insect health, announced today that it will relocate its headquarters to Athens, Georgia. The company is anticipated to create 20 new jobs over the next five years.
The company aims to bring to market the world’s first honeybee vaccine to improve the health and productivity of honeybee colonies.

read more

Twenty-Five Georgia Companies Recognized for Expanding into 70 International Markets in 2021

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced the recipients of the 2022 GLOBE Award. Managed by the Department’s International Trade team, this state-led awards program highlights Georgia companies that expanded sales to new international markets in the previous year. During calendar year 2021, the 25 GLOBE winners collectively exported to 70 countries.
The 2022 Exporters of the Year are:
Small company (1-20 employees): Athens Research & Technology, Athens, Clarke County
Mid-size company (21-100 employees): PureAir Filtration, Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County
Large company (101+ employees): Interra International, Atlanta, Cobb County

read more

Gov. Kemp: Boehringer Ingelheim Expands Global Innovation Capabilities, Invests $57 Million in Athens

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim, a global research-driven pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company based in Germany, will expand its Animal Health Global Innovation center in Athens, Georgia. The $57 million investment will increase laboratory space and bring additional research and development capabilities and activities, including 55 new positions, to the site.

read more

Licensing agreement speeds access to UGA research tools, benefits life science research

In the course of their research, investigators at the University of Georgia frequently develop rare and unique materials, reagents, and tools for very specific purposes related to their own research. Now, through a new master licensing agreement between the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. and KeraFAST, investigators at universities, other nonprofit life science research institutions, and for-profit organizations around the globe will have speedy access to these one-of-a-kind materials.

read more

Piedmont Athens is ‘Building for the Future’ with New Patient Tower

Earlier this year, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center celebrated the groundbreaking of the final phase of its $171 million expansion and renovation project. Hundreds of community supporters and hospital staff gathered on the front lawn of the hospital, standing where a new, seven-story patient tower would soon be built.

read more

sector data

WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU

Our team of dedicated professionals will be with you to help with all phases of your project — from selection to development. Do not hesitate to reach out, we are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Ilka McConnell, CEcD

Ilka McConnell, CEcD

Economic Development Director

(706) 613-3233
[email protected]

Gustavo Rodriguez-Zaccaro, SHRM-CP

Gustavo Rodriguez-Zaccaro, SHRM-CP

Workforce Development Coordinator

(706) 208-7480
[email protected]

Caitlin Dye

Caitlin Dye

Business Development & Incentives Coordinator

(706) 972-7811
[email protected]

John Rogeberg

John Rogeberg

Site Development Services Coordinator

(706) 286-5817

[email protected]

Ryan Thornton

Ryan Thornton

Manufacturing & Industry Coordinator

(706) 995-7005
[email protected]

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist