Head to Texas for big Advanced Practice career opportunities to fuel your future!
For wide open spaces and friendly faces, consider moving your APRN or PA career to the Lone Star State. You’ll discover a place like no other, with its own casual chic. Get ready for lots of famous Texas BBQ, get yourself some boots, and enjoy the beautiful Springtime bluebonnets everywhere! And, because Texas is one of the only states in the nation without an income tax, you may be able to enjoy a bigger lifestyle too!
Texas Cost of Living & Economic Outlook
According to Sperling’s Best Places cost comparison, job growth in Texas is positive, with an unemployment rate that is lower than the national average. The cost of living is about 10% lower than the US average. The median home price in Texas is $163,500 compared to the national average of $196,500, according to Zillow.
The above average cost of living is offset by higher than average NP, CNS, and PA salaries. Our most recent Melnic Salary Survey shows salaries in Texas to be approximately 6% higher than the national average.
Practicing as an NP in Texas
Texas is a restricted practice state, so specific aspects your NP practice will require supervision by a licensed physician. For example, an NP in Texas may not be able to interpret diagnostic tests or prescribe medications independently under current law. For more details, refer to the AANP State Practice Environment resource.
Top Texas APRN and PA Jobs
As the largest state in the contiguous United States, Texas boasts a diverse population and a growing economy in several industries, including the biomedical sciences. The state’s leading hospitals are looking for Advanced Practice Providers to be on the leading-edge of patient care.
Our Melnic Job Board has opportunities with several leading Texas employers.
One of the largest pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston is consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals, #4, in the nation. If you share the organization’s mission to create a healthier future for women and children, consider joining their organization’s main campus hospital or one of their suburban hospital locations in Katy or The Woodlands.
Another of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the country is located in Texas. Children’s Health Dallas has more than 40 locations including two full-service hospitals, one specialty hospital, and the Children’s Medical Research Institute at UT Southwestern. CHD opportunities in North Texas include their north suburban hospital in Plano, Texas.
To search our entire list of Texas jobs, please click here. New roles are being continually added, so check back often!
We’ll be heading to Houston, Texas this September for the APPEX 2017 Summit. This national forum will provide strategies, support, and resources for advanced practice professionals. For more information, click here.