Key Industries

Key Industries

Carlsbad has some of the most innovative companies in action sports, life sciences, and high-tech communications. You won’t want to miss out on this action!

Action Sports

Carlsbad is the home to many leading brands in the golf, surf, and cycling industries.

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Life Sciences

The average annual salary for a life sciences job in Carlsbad is $132,786.

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Information & Communications Technology

Software and video game design, cyber security, satellites, robotics, and more; this is one of the fastest growing industries in Carlsbad.

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Clean Technology

There are 4.6 times more clean tech jobs in Carlsbad than the national average.

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Emerging Industries

Carlsbad’s medical device and robotic companies are quickly on the rise. In fact, medical device company employment numbers in Carlsbad are surpassing the national average by more than six times. That’s nearly 4,000 jobs and more than 150 firms. Read on to learn more.

Medical Devices

This industry is the convergence of both life sciences and technology cluster companies providing noteworthy medical device activity and accounting for one in every 20 jobs in the city.

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The nation is recognizing advanced manufacturing as a linchpin to bringing high-level production back to the United States, and robotics is a key industry at the convergence of manufacturing and technology.

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Hospitality and Tourism

Carlsbad is one of the nation’s top vacation destinations, so it’s no surprise that the hospitality and tourism cluster is quickly emerging as one of the city’s hottest industries.

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