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Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Houston

Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Houston


They say everything¹s bigger in Texas, so Houston¹s Texas-sized growth rate is right on the mark. The 8th fastest growing city in America, Houston’s projected to grow 20% between 2007 and 2012.

Houston¹s healthcare circles feature the larger than life. Heart surgeon Michael DeBakey, 99, pioneered the coronary bypass surgery, receiving a 2008 Congressional Gold Medal. Methodist Hospital’s ranked one of the Best Places to Work in U.S. News and World Report’s annual ratings. And the city itself just launched a health insurance comparison web site, which shows you how important healthcare is to Houstonians.

Registered Nurses
- Mean Annual Salary: $62,260
- Number Employed: 40,010

Biggest Employers
- Texas Medical Center
- Christus Health
- HCA Houston
- Memorial Hermann Health System
- The Methodist Hospital System
- St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System

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