Best Places to Find Healthcare Jobs

When it comes to healthcare job growth, there are a lot of opportunities. The projected growth within the healthcare industry is rated at 26.5% by 2022, and show no signs of stopping. This means that currently, their are a lot of job opportunities available. Here’s a list of excellent places to find healthcare jobs.

Top 5 Places to Live as a Healthcare Professional

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Forbes Magazine named Oklahoma City “most likely to survive the american recession in 2008.” This remains true today, with a job market that is still thriving, and continuing to grow. They also have the lowest average commute time, and the cost of living to income ratio is ideal. The city has 20 medical and surgical hospitals creating over 60,000 healthcare positions with a need for more every year. The projected growth within Oklahoma City for healthcare professionals is a whopping 30% over the next 10 years.

Estimated Population as of 2016: 1.31 Million

Average Healthcare Professional Income: $68,620

Unemployment Rate as of 2016: 4.4%

Major Medical providers:

  • Integris Baptist Medical Center
  • Norman Regional Hospital
  • St Francis Hospital
  • St John Medical Center

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas, and boasts the lowest changing rates of unemployment since the recession in 2008. This is a great area to move to if you are an Occupational Therapist (projected growth 31%,) Respiratory Therapist (projected growth 26.9%,) or a Speech Pathologist (projected growth 10.5%.) Overall, San Antonio has a lot of opportunities for medical professionals, and living here would maximize your earnings to spending ratio.

Estimated Population as of 2016: 1,440,900

Average Healthcare Professional Income: $67,000

Unemployment Rate as of July 2016: 4.00%

Major Healthcare Providers:

  • University Hospital
  • Baptist Medical Center
  • Acuity Hospital of South Texas
  • Baptist Emergency Hospital

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland is not only the best city to find healthcare jobs in, but also the best place to live if you want your dollar to go further. Cleveland has 5 major hospitals that provide over 100,000 healthcare jobs, with a projected growth of 23% by 2022.

Estimated population in 2016: 396,815

Average Healthcare Professional Income: $72,690

Unemployment rate as of 2016: 5.1%

Major Healthcare Providers:

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • Fairview Hospital
  • MetroHealth Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is the home to 21 four year degree colleges, making it a national center for higher education. These schools not only boost the economy by producing highly educated medical professionals, but also by attracting high tech industries to the city.

Estimated Population in 2015: 617,594

Average Healthcare Professional Income: $51,000

Unemployment Rate as of August 2016: 3.7%

Major Healthcare providers in the area:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center
  • Tufts Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a national leader in the healthcare industry, and is also one of the cheapest places to live in the country. Nashville has a cost of living that is 3.4% below the national average.

Estimated Population in 2016: 678,889

Average Income: $57,431

Unemployment Rate: 3.6%

Major Healthcare providers in the area:

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • St. Thomas Hospital
  • Nashville General Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital


Top  Websites & Recruiters

Looking for jobs in your area? These online tools are some of the best.


This is a great tool to use if you want to cut out the middleman and get the rates that you deserve. AvaMed is used by medical professionals to file as an independent business, and manage all of the documents needed in order to approach a healthcare organization knowing that they are up to date, and up to industry standards. AvaMed gives qualified medical professionals confidence.

Zip Recruiter

Zip Recruiter makes it easier to find jobs hiring in your area. You can apply to a job with just one click. Since There is a 26.5% projected growth within the medical industry by 2022, there are plenty of medical positions available on the Zip Recruiter job boards.


LinkedIn is like the Facebook for Professionals. Not only is it a great place to look through job boards, but it is also an excellent place to connect with other medical professionals.