Occupational Medicine Opportunity in South Texas
This is a great opportunity to practice in a growing area that enjoys a strong local economy, and is experiencing a huge need.
South Texas Health System is an integrated system of care comprised of six hospitals, several freestanding emergency rooms, multiple physician practices and a broad variety of outpatient services.
McAllen and Edinburg, TX:
Great Cost of Living
Steady economy- One of the lowest unemployment rates in the country
Only 90 min from Texas Gulf Coast ( South Padre Island)
3 airports in the area
At the crossroads of the United States and Mexico, the four-county region known as the Rio Grande Valley is the third largest and one of the fastest growing areas in Texas. Multicultural and largely bilingual, the population of the Rio Grande Valley now totals more than 1.4 Million. One of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. Once reliant on agriculture and world-class nature tourism, the RGV has been transformed into a major international trade area with first-rate commercial and manufacturing facilities, as well as numerous health care, retirement and higher education institutions. In addition, Hidalgo has become a shopping mecca, with several districts attracting millions of visitors each year.
The Valley s dynamic population and economy, injected with millions of dollars annually by Winter Texans, has led to a steady increase in employment, particularly opportunities requiring higher levels of education. Construction is taking place throughout the region, bringing thousands of jobs with the promise of sustainable economic growth and prosperity.
McAllen/Edinburg enjoys a high quality of life with a low cost of living. It is one of the least expensive metro areas to live in the nation (2nd in Kiplinger s 2019 list). Residents spend less than the national median sale price on home purchases, as well as less than the national average on everyday expenses like food, transportation and heath care. These facts, coupled with the areas relaxed paced of life, safe neighborhoods, and welcoming communal environment, make McAllen and its surrounding areas a great place to live and raise a family. With 3 airports in the area the Rio Grande Valley is it easy access to national and international destinations including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas and Mexico City.
With year-round sunshine, tropical breezes and little rainfall, the weather is another key draw to the area. Temperatures are mild throughout the year, particularly in winter, with an average high of 85.9* and low of 65.2* ideal for capturing the natural beauty of the Valley including the beaches on South Padre Island, or participating in wildlife and outdoor activities like birdwatching, golfing, and more.
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