The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio selected to Forbes Best-In-State Employers 2021 list

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, has been selected to Forbes magazine’s list of Best-In-State Employers 2021.

UT Health San Antonio ranks 34th on the list of major employers in Texas, from all industries, and is in the top five in the “Healthcare & Social” industry sector. The rankings are based on independent surveys.

“We are excited to be included on this prestigious list, as it’s drawn from all companies and institutions from all industries with major operations in the state,” said UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, MD, MACP. “Our institution provides critically important jobs that impact our local economy and serve as a catalyst in the life sciences.

“Not only are we one of the country’s leading health care universities and providers with missions in teaching, research, patient care and community engagement,” Dr. Henrich said, “we’re also one of the most desirable workplaces.”

Nationwide, Best-In-State Employers 2021 were identified in an independent survey based on a vast sample of approximately 80,000 Americans working for companies with more than 500 employees. Across 25 industry sectors, 1,329 employer brands were ranked among the top employers.

The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employees also were asked to evaluate other employers in their respective industry and state that stood out either positively or negatively.

Launching, advancing careers

UT Health San Antonio employs approximately 7,200 faculty, staff and health care providers at its main campus in the South Texas Medical Center and at research and clinical practices throughout the city and region.

It includes its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry and health professions, and graduate school of biomedical science; clinical operations at UT Health Physicians outpatient centers; clinical and research functions at its medical, nursing and dental schools; and complex specialty services and robust research at its Mays Cancer Center, Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, and the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio graduates the most physicians in South Texas, with faculty and staff educating more than 900 students and training 800 residents a year. UT Health Physicians, the school’s clinical practice of expert physicians, surgeons, advanced practice providers and other health care team members, is the largest vertically integrated medical group in San Antonio, with 850 physicians in more than 100 specialties.

“UT Health San Antonio is fast becoming known as a place that launches and advances careers,” said Amy Tawney, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC, vice president and chief human resources officer. “We provide opportunities in world-class academics, leading-edge research and quality patient care, as well as operational and professional careers. I am proud to work for a mission-focused organization that contributes to our community.”

As an employer, UT Health San Antonio provides:

  • An excellent benefits package with lower-cost health insurance options for employees as well as competitive dental and vision plans.
  • A defined benefit retirement plan with matching contributions higher than the market average.
  • Three to five weeks of paid time off per year, plus sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Discounts at UT Health providers and facilities.

The annual Best-In-State Employers list jointly is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The complete awards list can be viewed here on the Forbes website, along with a story with more information on the honor.

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