Biomedical and healthcare job opportunities in Detroit

detroit healthcareThe Metro Detroit area is home of one of the leading health care industry clusters in the U.S.

The biomedical and health care industry is creating thousands of jobs and is expected to increase further during the next few years – following the trends expected for the sector (according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the industry will create about 3 million jobs in the US, over the next 5 years).

Detroit’s medical sector ranks fourth in the nation, and involves more than 250.000 direct health care jobs and many more indirect jobs.


If you are looking for job opportunities in Detroit’s medical and health care services, consider the institutions listed below.

Full-time local workers in any of these institutions amount to several thousand: the “smallest” is the Blue Cross (more than 7,000 employees) and the biggest is the Beaumont Hospitals (19.000) and the University of Michigan Health System (about 16.500).

Beaumont: William Beaumont Hospitals

About 19,000 employees. Most are nurses and physicians, but not only: IT, management, accounting, education, research and other areas have many job opportunities.

To look for job openings, see William Beaumont Hospitals Careers
To search and apply for opening positions, see this page.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
For careers see: Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross is the largest health insurance company in Michigan; they frequently have openings in areas such as accounting and finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and sales, underwriting and internships.

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS): 5 hospitals and a health insurance division

For careers see: Henry Ford Health System Careers

You can subscribe to the Henry Ford Talent Community in order to receive current job opportunities; they list the following areas (professions): Advanced Practice, Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Business/Administrative Support, Clinical Support, Corporate, Dialysis, Laboratory, Leadership, Mid-level Provider, Nursing, Nursing Care at Home, OptimEyes, Pharmacy, Physician, Radiology, Rehabilitation Therapy, Research, Respiratory, Surgical.

Detroit Medical Center: 9 hospitals and institutions
For careers see: Detroit Medical Center Careers

Detroit Medical Center is the largest private employer in Detroit: more than 12,000 employees; their facilities are located across five counties. They list among their top job opportunities: Coder, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Radiology, Rehabilitation Services (PT/OT/SLP), Respiratory Therapy, University Laboratories, Physician Career Opportunities, Clinic-based positions

University of Michigan Health System

Besides nursing and allied health opportunities, the UMHS hires professionals in many other areas, from finance and hospitality, to medical and scientific research, IT, management and much more.

For job opportunities in the UMHS see UMHS careers

St. John Health System

St. John is offering a wide range of job openings for both internal and external applicants. For careers see: St. John Health System Job Openings.

You may join their Talent Community to keep up to date with newly posted jobs in specialty areas. You just have to join by going to this page.
Trinity Health, Saint Joseph Mercy

Trinity Health is a huge hospital network across the country. Visit this page, to look for jobs in the Trinity Health institution: Trinity Health Careers.

For careers in the Detroit’s Mercy Health see: Mercy Health Search Open Jobs
To search current job postings in the in Detroit’s Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, see: Job postings

Oakwood Healthcare Inc.

Oakwood is now part of the Beaumont Health.

For Nursing and Physician careers at the Oakwood Health Care group, see Oakwood job postings

Karmanos Cancer Center
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is focused to the prevention, early detection, and treatment and eradication of cancer.
For careers and job postings see Karmanos Careers

John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center
US Department of Veterans Health Care:
For careers and job postings see John D. Dingell Careers

Wayne University

The Wayne State University in Detroit has the nation’s 4th largest medical school.
To search for Medical Career Services at Wayne State University, go to this page and follow the links that interest you.

University of Michigan (North Campus Research Complex, in Ann Arbor)

For job opportunities in biotechnology research areas, go to this page.

Start-up companies

The proximity of Rochester – 27 miles/43 Km from Detroit – and partnerships with the University of Rochester Medical Center (a world’s leading medical searching institution) and the AAB Institute of Biomedical Sciences (the present pivot of the Medical Center’s research programs) explains in part the importance of Detroit as a biomedical and health cluster research, but Detroit has arguments of its own.

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