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Houston, Texas - Best City to Live and Work

  • Jobs in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries
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  • Houston (JOBS) has a population of more than two million, with more than five million in the metro area; it is the fourth most populous city in the United States. It is also very ethnically diverse: 90 different languages are spoken in the city. Living in Houston has many advantages: low tax rates, no state income tax, affordable housing, good education, and a mild climate.

    And how mild? It's south Texas! Check out these averages: winter, 66F (18C); spring, 79F (26C); summer, 91F (32C); fall, 85F (29C). This means year-round outdoor recreation, from water sports to golf to beach excursions to backyard barbecues.

    Houston is known as Space City as it is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Houston ranks as the nation's largest port in international tonnage and second in total tonnage. But it is perhaps best known for its role in the energy industry, particularly oil.

    For those who love the cosmopolitan city life, Houston is one of the most exciting in the nation. Life here is uncommonly rich and varied. Whether you're single, a couple, or a family, neighborhoods abound to suit your tastes, from eclectic to small and personal to great master-planned communities.

    An aficionado of the Arts? Houston boasts the third largest population of working artists in the US and has permanent ballet, opera, symphony, and theater companies. Houston's 17-block Theater District is home to eight performing arts organizations and more than 12,000 seats. (Only New York City has more seats concentrated in one geographic area.) And the Museum District has the city's major museums, galleries, and art and cultural institutions.

    Prefer sports? Major league sports are represented by MLB's Astros, the NBA's Rockets, the NFL's Texans, and MLS's Dynamo.

    Biotechnology and pharmaceutical jobs are rapidly emerging in Texas. GM Pharmaceuticals is located in Arlington, and companies that are in close-by Fort-Worth, include Sovereign Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Capellon Pharmaceuticals, Falcon Pharmaceuticals, Virbac, Caris Dx, Medtronic, Inc., Galderma Laboratories, L.P., and Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

    The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute aims to promote research, development, and advocacy of policies and actions that promote biomedical science, biotechnology, agriculture and medical device innovation in Texas.

    And healthcare professionals take note: Among its many excellent healthcare institutions, Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center , the largest medical center in the world.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

    See our Jobs near Houston, Texas.

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