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2. Los Angeles

True to its Hollywood and entertainment roots, it’s the city where the healthcare facilities and schools feature stars’ names- for example, the Steven Spielberg Pediatric Research Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. And it’s a city of great clinical research substance where breakthroughs happen – from the first heart-lung transplant in 1988 to the current promising research using stem cells to discover a gene therapy for AIDs.

Los Angeles is full of extremes. While it’s home to some of the finest plastic surgeons in the country, you’ll never classify it solely as a city of appearances alone. Along with Boston, Los Angeles hosts two of the 17 Best Hospitals Honor Roll winners (the annual ranking by U.S. News and World Reports).

Biggest Employers

1. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
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2. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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3. Catholic Healthcare West
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4. Good Samaritan Hospital
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5. White Memorial Medical Center
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Fastest Growing Careers

1. Home Health Aide

2. Dental Assistant

3. Physical Therapy Assistant

Earnings and Employment

Healthcare Practitioners
Number Employed: 174,200
Mean Annual Wage: $71,960

Healthcare Support
Number Employed: 82.660
Mean Annual Wage: $27,070


Median Family Income: $43,244
Sales Tax: 8.25%
Job Growth: 9.13%
Median Home Price: $515,000

Number of Colleges, Universities within 30 Miles: 36
Number of Junior Colleges, Technical Institutes within 30 Miles: 14

Move Theaters: 179
Restaurants: 12,791
Bars: 510
Libraries: 161
Museums: 13
Avg. Amount Spent on Vacations per Year: $6,706

Neighborhood Demographics
Median Age: 32.6
Completed at Least Some College: 53.2%
Married: 40.4%
Divorced: 8.3%

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