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Top 25 Cities for Your Healthcare Career

Top 25 Cities for Your Healthcare Career

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Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | AllHealthcare
















#1. Austin, TX

Population: 743,074


Average Salary: $41,330


Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 51


Average Commute Time: 21.9 minutes 


Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 6


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Unemployment Rate: 6.3

Major Healthcare Players: St. David’s Healthcare, Cornerstone Hospital – Austin, Austin State Hospital

Austin tops our list with robust projected job growth and one of the lowest changes in unemployment rate since the onset of the recession. The city has enjoyed a recent explosion of high-tech entrepreneurism, and its two largest employers — the state government and the University of Texas — are expected to add a couple thousand jobs this year. A “best cities” list veteran, Austin’s our top pick!

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Resources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Census Bureau City-Data.com Forbes.com’s Best Cities for Jobs Best Cities For Jobs In 2008 NewGeography.com’s Best Cities for Job Growth Wikipedia

Quiz: What's Your Signature City?

1. When traveling, do you tend to:

Wing it
Plan it
A little of both

Further Reading:
Top 10 Best and Worst Cities for Healthcare Job Hunters
10 Best States for Healthcare Jobs
Biggest Employers in Largest US Metro Areas
Hottest Healthcare Employers for 2010


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