Cibolo has a growing population with increasing needs for all types of healthcare, from pediatric care, to sports medicine, to cardiac care, and more. The city is 27 miles from Brook Army Medical Center, a leading Level 1 Trauma Center and verified burn center. Many citizens are trained medical professionals from local colleges and school districts. Compounding and conventional pharmacies both make Cibolo home.
In 2015, according to a San Antonio Chamber of Commerce study, the economic impact of the Bioscience and Healthcare industry was $28.4 billion measured conservatively or $37 billion by a more comprehensive estimate. The comprehensive estimate takes into account the full impact of academic and military medicine, which is an integral component of the San Antonio area’s biomedical sector.
Alamo Colleges: Health & Biosciences Institute is designed for students that have an interest in areas such as Health Sciences. With 5 accredited colleges in strategic locations throughout the Alamo Colleges District, they offer a variety of health programs to become a nurse, dental hygienist, physician, pharmacy technician, psychiatrist, radiologic technologist, surgical technologist, phlebotomist, biomedical engineer, veterinary technician, speech-language pathologist, physician assistant, physical therapist, respiratory care technician, invasive cardiovascular technician, or occupational therapy assistant.
Alamo Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training (IBEST): Alamo I-BEST began a partnership with University Health Systems in 2010 and has garnered several successful programs for the workplace. They offer entry-level Heath Skills training on or off college campus sites to new students and incumbent workers. Health training results in Industry Certifications that students can successfully petition for credit at any of the Alamo Colleges and often are of no cost to the student or partnering organization. Health Skills training programs are accelerated and can be scheduled to complement large organizations’ work schedules. Alamo I-BEST includes soft skills and job readiness skills within the context of its curriculum.