Texas, “The Lone Star State”, had an estimated nurse shortage of around 49,000 in 2010. Median registered nurse salaries in the larger cities are as follows: Houston $65,925, San Antonio $61,684, Dallas $65,672, Austin 62,846 and Ft. Worth $64,027.

The top five hospitals and medical centers in the state ranked by number of persons employed are as follows: University-Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is 1st with 17,000 employees; University of Texas Diagnostic Center in Houston is 2nd with 15,000 employees; Surgical & Outpatient Services in Ft. Worth and Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio are 3rd with 8,000 employees each. Baylor Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas is 5th with 7,000 employees.


Ten Largest Texas Hospitals

  • Central TX Veterans Health Care
  • South Texas Veterans Health Care
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Covenant Medical Center
  • VA North TX Health Care System
  • Veterans Affairs Med Center
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Harris County Hospital District
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
  • Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital

Top three Texas cites

Texas Facts and Figures

  • 2012 Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
  • Unemployment Rank: 20 of 50
  • 2011 Per Capita Income: $39,593.00
  • Per Capita Income Rank: 26 of 50
  • 2011 Cost of Living Index: 91.5
  • Cost of Living Rank: 7 of 50

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