Forbes Names Duke University and Health System as Best-In-State Employers

Forbes ranks the Health System 14th and the University 24th in its annual list of top workplaces in North Carolina

Aerial shot of Duke University and Health System campus.

America's Best-in-State Employers 2023 were identified based on 2.1 million employer recommendations from employees working for companies with more than 500 employees in the United States. The recommended employers have been grouped into one of the 25 industry sectors.

Employees were asked to anonymously give opinions on work-related topics such as their employer’s working conditions, salary, diversity, potential for development and company image. Employees were also asked to evaluate other workplaces within their state and gauge their willingness to recommend their employer to their own friends and family.

With roughly 43,000 employees, Duke is the second-largest private employer in the North Carolina.

“We are thrilled that Duke University Health System (DUHS) has once again been recognized by Forbes as a best place to work, said Duke University Health System Chief Executive Officer Craig Albanese. “Our team consistently tests new ways to tackle old problems and successfully adapts to every challenge that comes our way. I am deeply proud of the culture of respect and belonging we are fostering for every person who walks through our doors. We could not provide our patients and communities with life-saving and life-changing care without our exceptional people, who make DUHS an amazing place to work.”

Forbes recently listed Duke University Health System 73rd and Duke University 105th on its 2023 list of “America’s Best Employers for Women.” Duke University Health System was also ranked 41st on Forbes’ 2023 list of “American’s Best Large Employers.”

Newsweek included Duke University in its 2023 list of “America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

Check out Forbes’ 2023 full list of “America’s Best In-State Employers.”

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