Top Medical Jobs By City

Living in the United States is expensive. With taxes, insurance, family and more, it’s hard to see a clear line on where the best opportunities are. We put together a list of the top medical jobs  by city. We’ll go over pay, unemployment rate, and even cost of living. Let’s see where you find the best medical job for you.

  1. 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.

Top Positions:

Physician, median wage:  $180,180

Pharmacist, median wage: $111,600

Physicians Assistant, median wage: $90,950

Nurse Practitioner, median wage: $85,670

Source: https://goo.gl/cRmKCW

  1. San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas. Since the recession, San Antonio has maintained low unemployment rates, and boasts a highly stable cost of living to salary ratio.

Top positions:

Nurse Practitioner, median wage: $97,860

Physicians Assistant, median wage: $105,640

Pharmacists, median wage: $121,720

General Practitioner, median wage: $177,300

Pediatricians, median wage: $180,770

Source: https://goo.gl/mw8oZV

  1. Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland is not only a great city to find healthcare jobs, 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.

Top positions:

Nurse Practitioners, median wage: $92,010

Physicians Assistant, median wage: $104,930

Pharmacist, median wage: $118,820

Source: https://goo.gl/tK81ww

  1. 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 attract high tech industries to the city.

Top Positions:

General Pediatrician, median wage: $172,320

Pharmacist, median wage: $115,090

Nurse Midwives, median wage: $109,520

Nurse Practitioner, median wage: $104,160

Source: https://goo.gl/oiylsh

  1. San Diego, California

According to allhealthcare  San Diego has an increase in unemployment of 3.8% after the recession, but still enjoys a mean income of $45,000. This means that there seems to be plenty of wealth to be spread around, and a great place to find opportunities within the healthcare industry. If you take into account the Affordable Care Act, then it’s more than likely that you’ll be convinced you can find a high paying healthcare position in sunny Southern California.

Top Positions:

Nurse Anesthetist, median wage: $173,390

Podiatrist, median wage: $137,320

Nurse Midwives, median wage: $133,560

Pharmacist, median wage: $132,080

Source:  https://goo.gl/qorjBE

  1. 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.

Top Positions:

General Pediatrician, median wage: $171,390

Podiatrist, median wage: $137,840

Pharmacist, median wage: $120,690

Nurse Practitioners, median wage: $84,280

Source: https://goo.gl/3CcYx7

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is the second largest city in Utah, and is historically a service oriented city. Job growth in Salt lake city is expected to skyrocket 43.5% in the next ten years, with an unemployment rate of 2.9%.

Top Positions:

Pharmacist, median wage: $120,980

Nurse Practitioner, median wage: 92,060

Physicians Assistant, median wage: $89,280

Source: https://goo.gl/shlVC5

  1. Austin, Texas

Austin is the capital of Texas, and is booming with work opportunities. Many people have moved to Austin to take advantage of their growing number of jobs, and low unemployment rates. As if that isn’t enough, Austin boasts a cost of living rate that is 3% lower than the national average, which makes living their pretty reasonable.

Top Positions:

Gynecologist, median wage: $184,780

General Practitioner, median wage: $175,810

Pharmacist, median wage: $115,630

Physicians Assistant, median wage: $93,240

Overall, there is an increase in opportunity within the healthcare industry. If you are a qualified medical professional, it’s more than likely that with a little time, and research, you’ll be able to find a great job. The medical industry needs all the help they can get right now.