Seattle's Healthcare Industry sector, which includes healthcare professionals, hospitals, healthcare products, healthcare services, and research and training organizations; provides 96,000 jobs and contributes over $10 billion to the local economy.
With one out of every five jobs linked to the healthcare industry sector, Seattle has a high concentration of healthcare professionals. Seattle's healthcare industry sector is also endowed with world-class hospitals, research institutions, academic medical centers, opportunities to collaborate with cutting-edge biotechnology research, and the ability to attract patients from around the world.
The benefits Seattle provides the healthcare sector include:
- Superb regional hospitals, research institutes, and academic medical centers
- High concentration of healthcare employment
- Ability to attract patients as well as public and private investment from around the world
- Opportunities to collaborate with world class biotech research firms