Tampa, Florida - Best City to Live and Work

  • Jobs in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Industries
  • Companies, Real Estate, Schools
  • What's the difference between Tampa and Tampa Bay? Tampa Bay has become the term used to refer to the communities along the bay – of which Tampa is one. Tampa Bay, with average annual temperatures of 72F (22C), is located on Florida's (JOBS) West Coast. It has enough miles of blue water and white sand to satisfy the beach bum in all of us. Three of the beaches are among the top 10 in the US.

    Tampa, with about 303,447 residents, is Florida's third-largest city. And Tampa Bay is Florida's largest and most affluent metro area. With so many people – and money to spend – it's not surprising that there's a lot to do.

    Sports fans can take in a Rays baseball game, a Lightning hockey game, or a Buccaneers NFL game. And when you're tired of watching others, why not head out to one of the many golf courses or tennis courts.

    Got kids? With so many choices, you'll be driven crazy trying to decide what to do with them: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Lowry Park Zoo, the Museum of Science & Industry, The Florida Aquarium, and more!

    At night, you won't be bored. Clubs and bars have live music to suit most tastes: reggae, rock, blues, country, punk, salsa and jazz. Head out to Channelside, International Plaza's Bay Street, SoHo, and Ybor City. If you're going to Ybor City, remember – no cars on 7th Avenue on weekend nights, as thousands of music fans help to make the area one big street party.

    Want something more artsy? How about The Gorilla Theatre, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Tampa Bay Symphony – or see what's showing tonight at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, which is a four-theater complex hosting opera, ballet, concerts, and theater.

    Florida has a generous biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device community. Some of the companies found throughout the state are: Aero Pharmaceuticals, Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Exactech, Inc., Tyrogenex, Inc., Nanobac Life Sciences, Inc., Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc., DOR BioPharma, Inc., Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. , Viragen, Inc., and IVAX Diagnostics, Inc.

    BioFlorida, Florida’s independent statewide bioscience organization serves its members by providing the infrastructure to exchange information and ideas through industry specific programming, education, networking and legislative initiatives.

    For more information about opportunities in Florida, visit The Southern Pharm™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    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.

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