Home to Global Leaders

Since the 1950s, Miami-Dade’s entrepreneurial climate has nurtured successful biomedical, medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Today, Miami-Dade is home to industry leaders such as Beckman Coulter, BD Biosciences, Cordis (a Johnson & Johnson Company) and Merck. A major new asset for the region is the University of Miami’s Life Science Park, a catalyst that will bring faculty, scientists, students and entrepreneurs together to encourage collaboration and innovation.

Located in Miami’s Health District, which includes the University’s Miller School of Medicine, six hospitals and numerous specialty care centers, the park will eventually encompass up to 2 million square feet dedicated to supporting this sector. Florida International University’s College of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering program, as well as Miami Dade College’s life science education programs contribute to the region’s workforce and research capabilities.

Industry Overview

Number of Companies7,779
Number of Employees140,785
Average Annual Salary$66,447

Industry Subsectors & Data

Description
2017 Establishments
2018 Jobs
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
37
879
$116,824
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
143
1,368
$82,612
Offices of Physicians
3,154
27,353
$86,501
Offices of Dentists
1,261
7,294
$53,197
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
1,426
6,771
$49,282
Outpatient Care Centers
354
12,682
$61,860
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
221
2,751
$55,348
Home Health Care Services
506
12,996
$36,982
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
95
3,066
$41,941
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
55
45,399
$80,553
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
8
557
$45,292
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
26
2,129
$66,955
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
111
11,391
$41,607
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
70
2,716
$35,736
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
253
2,986
$29,979
Other Residential Care Facilities
60

446
$29,127
Total
7,779
140,785
$66,447

World Class Talent

Licensed Practical Nurses: 6,710

Chiropractors: 23,246

Physicians: 7,909

Occupational Therapists: 792

Optometrists: 268

Physical Therapist: 1,138

Podiatrists: 215

Psychologist: 799

Pharmacists: 2,112

Major Employers

  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Noven Pharmaceutical
  • Cordis
  • Beckman Coulter
  • UHealth, Tissue Tech
  • Novartis Latin America
  • Medtronic Latin America

Industry-Focused Talent Development Programs

Miami-Dade College

-Medical Campus http://www.mdc.edu/medical/

Florida International University

-Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences http://cnhs.fiu.edu/

University of Miami

-Miller School of Medicine http://biomed.med.miami.edu/prospective-students/explore-campuses/medical-campus-map

-Healthcare Sciences http://bulletin.miami.edu/courses-az/hcs/

-Life Science & Technology Park http://umlsp.com/map/index.html

Barry University

-College of Nursing and Health Sciences https://www.barry.edu/biomedical-sciences/

Florida Memorial University

-Department of Health & Natural Sciences http://www.fmuniv.edu/academics/school-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/department-of-health-natural-sciences/

St. Thomas University

-School of Science https://www.stu.edu/science/programs/ms-in-bioethics

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

BD Biosciences

“Miami-Dade County, with its spirit of public-private partnership, skilled workforce and infrastructure, is an ideal location for BD to grow this important part of our business.”

– Tom Isett, Vice President, Advance Bioprocessing

ProSolus Pharmaceuticals

“Miami offers many opportunities to pursue our vision. The move also will make it more convenient for our research and development team, who all reside in Miami.”

– Anthony P. Mack, President

HealthSnap

“We found out about the Council’s Life Sciences & Healthcare Committee, which helped us understand the ecosystem in Miami and play a role in it, -Samson Magid, a co-founder & Director of Business Development. There are tremendous opportunities for healthcare in Miami and the Council did a tremendous job helping us in networking and navigating the new territory.

-Samson Magid, Co-founder & Director of Business Development.

Life Sciences & Healthcare Committee

Thel Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry Committee works to further develop the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry in Miami-Dade County by supporting programs and initiatives focused on recruitment, expansion, and retention of health and life science-based business. The Committee has developed four subcommittees to help implement its work:

  • Marketing/Branding
  • Talent Development/Retention
  • Innovation/Disruption
  • Roster Development

Committee members serve as a source for industry knowledge at trade shows and in the media.  The committee works to develop business development leads, support business visitations, provide ideas for successful companies to be recognized, and support the One Community One Goal industry recommendations.

Committee Goals:

  1. Support and promote local life science and health care industry education and training programs
  2. Promote existing industry assets
  3. Promote Miami as a Pharma Hub

Create opportunities for innovative start-ups to connect with established companies.

Life Sciences & Healthcare Committee leaders:

Matthew Pinzur, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer – Jackson Health – Chair,

Dr. Richard BookmanExecutive Dean for Research and Training, University of Miami, Chair-Elect

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    January 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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