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Georgia's Life Sciences Industry

Georgia: A leading global health and life sciences center

Why Georgia for Life Sciences?

Georgia is one of the nation’s leading global health and life science centers, with a critical mass of bioscience organizations and companies leading innovations for the industry.

  • Thriving life sciences industry segments, led by research & development
  • Concentration of life sciences talent with more than 26,000 professionals
  • World-class colleges and universities supplying a robust pipeline of talent and research capabilities
  • Unparalleled support for new life science operations including a pro business climate
  • World-class transportation infrastructure

Medical Technology Company Intuitive Adding 1,200 Jobs in Gwinnett County

"Intuitive needs a highly educated, committed, and diverse workforce; quality infrastructure; and the right geography to meet the rising demand for minimally invasive surgical technologies. We’ve found that here, and we’re excited to continue to grow in the state. We are committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce as we expand our presence in Georgia."

Gary Guthart, CEO of Intuitive

Georgia Leads


Workers in Life Science Industries

GPC Life Sciences Database, 2022


Life Science Operations in Georgia

GPC Life Sciences Database, 2022


State in # of Life Science Professionals

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Georgia's Largest Life Sciences Employers

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 6,500
  • Alcon Inc.: 1,700
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health; 1,055
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc.: 1,000
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc: . 1,000
  • Change Healthcare: 1,000
  • SNF Inc.: 1,000
  • MiMedx Group Inc.: 700
  • BD: 650
  • Avanos Medical Inc.: 620
  • Q2 Solutions: 575
  • Cardinal Health Inc.: 550
  • RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions: 500
  • Ethicon Inc.: 500
Locations with 20 or More Employees



Workers in Life Sciences Occupations

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Workers Critical to Medical Device Mfg.

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Graduates in Life Science Fields

Last 5 Years, EMSI, IPEDS 2021

Explore your Workforce

Discover your community's readiness for life sciences by exploring existing industry-related talent close to home.

Georgia's Life Sciences Workforce is Growing

Georgia is home to exceptional life sciences talent. Projected growth in Georgia’s life science-related occupations exceeds that of the U.S. overall, increasing by 10 percent over the next 10 years, with the highest percentage growth in biochemists, animal scientists, medical scientists and ophthalmic lab technicians.

Georgia's Colleges & Universities Supply World-Class Life Sciences Talent

Georgia ranks among the top 15 states in concentration of life sciences graduates. Between 2017 and 2021, postsecondary institutions in Georgia awarded over 36,000 bioscience-related degrees. Georgia’s graduates are trained in the nation’s top research-intensive institutions. The Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University offer a joint biomedical engineering program ranked fourth in the nation. The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Mercer University, Augusta University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine also offer extensive bioscience programs.

Life Sciences in Your Community

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Georgia Life Sciences

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