Virginia Beach is already home to a substantial workforce—healthcare and social assistance make up the third largest employment sector. With institutions like Eastern Virginia Medical School, Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College, Norfolk State University, the College of William & Mary and the Sentara College of Health Sciences continuing to produce highly qualified graduates, that percentage will continue to rise.

Start-ups and established businesses in the biomedical and life sciences field will find a pool of strong candidates in Virginia Beach. Job-seekers in these fields may also find the number of exciting employment opportunities offering competitive salaries to be a compelling reason to relocate to Virginia Beach.

Key Positions – Average Annual Salaries

PositionVirginia BeachUnited States
Healthcare practitioners$68,090$74,740
Biological scientists$74,320$75,160
Athletic trainers$45,030$44,720

Major Biomedical and Healthcare Companies in Virginia Beach

Sentara Healthcare5,189
LifeNet Health700
Urology of Virginia281
Operation Smile100