Largest Healthcare Employers in Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville has the highest population of any Florida city, and is the largest city by area in the entire contiguous United States, so it is no wonder that there are a plethora of large healthcare employers in the area. With nature preserves, landscaped gardens, art museums, and parks with kayaking launches and more, Jacksonville attracts residents with a wide range of interests. With so many cultural, educational, and recreational attractions, Jacksonville is unsurprisingly also home to some of the best hospitals in the world, and with it, several large healthcare employers ideal for those looking to work in the thriving Jacksonville healthcare community.

Baptist Health


Baptist Health was founded in Jacksonville in 1955, and today is the area’s only locally governed, mission-driven, not-for-profit, faith-based health system, and the second largest private employer in the area. With more than 14,250 team members, there is a wide array of job opportunities at Baptist Health, which has been known for more than 25 years as the “most preferred” by consumers in the area. One of the area’s largest employers with more than 11,000 employees, Baptist Health values its employees and offers scheduling and specialty options, as well as on-site amenities, career growth and educational opportunities including a new graduate nurse residency program, registered nurse flex team, and more.

Mayo Clinic Florida 


Synonymous with top medical care and innovation in the field, Mayo Clinic is a household name worldwide, and also the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group in the world. With 150 years of historic medical research, earlier diagnoses, new cures, top rankings, and cutting edge technologies to change how medical care is administered and delivered, Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other hospital. More than 1.4 million patients from 140 countries are seen at Mayo Clinic locations each year, and the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic is the #1 hospital in Florida. To maintain their high quality of care, Mayo Clinic relies on top talent and offers competitive benefits, including learning opportunities like internships and fellowships. 

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Ascension St. Vincent’s


Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916, Ascension St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Florida, is a full-service 528-bed hospital that provides 24/7 emergency care. Ascension St. Vincent’s also offers advanced surgical care for serious injuries and illnesses, specialty care in a wide range of specialities including heart and vascular, and a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, all on one campus. Ascension St. Vincent’s houses Jacksonville’s top cardiovascular program, was the first hospital in Duval County to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and has partnered with Mayo Clinic to bring cutting-edge cancer care to the hospital. Benefits are competitive, including a retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and career coaching.

UF Health


Affiliated with the University of Florida Health Service Center campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville, UF Health in Jacksonville offers northeast Florida and southeast Georgia residents all the cutting edge benefits of an academic health center. UF Health Jacksonville has more than 3,300 employees, and provides some of the latest treatments and technologies, with clinical trials that bring pioneering medical and research advantages to a clinical setting. UF faculty physicians practice, teach, and train other physicians in the latest medical practices at UF Health, working alongside University of Florida colleagues and affiliates to create a team of more than 600 faculty physicians offering nearly 100 specialty services. Just like their plentiful employees, UF Health offers a wide array of benefits including paid personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and a 401(k) Retirement Plan.

HCA Florida Memorial Hospital


HCA Florida Memorial Hospital has been offering top quality, patient-forward healthcare to the wider Jacksonville community for over 45 years. A 454-bed acute care hospital with a full roster of services, HCA Florida Memorial Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care at three locations with a certified Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Bone and Joint Center, and Special Beginnings, their maternity center. HCA also provides a long list of benefits for its many employees, including wellbeing resources like counseling, retirement benefits, and a time away from work program that includes paid family leave, paid time off, and leaves of absence. In the wake of the pandemic, HCA Healthcare colleagues also founded the Hope Fund which provides financial aid and resources to employees and their families.

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