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The job market has had its ups and downs over the last few years, but the healthcare industry has consistently added jobs no matter how bad the overall economy got. The future of healthcare employment looks bright as well, with government estimates indicating that almost 3 million jobs are set to be added in the healthcare industry by 2022.

All of this means that when it comes to picking a career field which offers almost a lifetime guarantee of hireability – something almost unheard of in the modern American economy – healthcare is still a great choice.

Once you make that career choice, though, you still need to find a place to start that career, and there are big differences in the job market from city to city, even in a field like healthcare. After all, a nursing degree from even the best school is not going to do you much good if you move to a city with weak demand for nurses.

To find out where the best cities for healthcare careers are, we looked at the ratio of healthcare jobs to regular jobs combined with an analysis of the number of healthcare companies in each city. We then ranked the top ten cities according to how strong healthcare hiring is in each one.

The Best Cities for Healthcare Jobs Right Now:

The Best Cities for Healthcare Jobs Right Now - Phoenix, AZ

1. Phoenix, AZ

Population: 4.3 million

ZipRecruiter Score: 16

The Best Cities for Healthcare Jobs Right Now - Sacramento, CA

2. Sacramento, CA

Population: 2.6 million

ZipRecruiter Score: 14

The Best Cities for Healthcare Jobs Right Now - Tampa, FL

3. Tampa, FL

Population: 2.8 million

ZipRecruiter Score: 13.6

The Best Cities for Healthcare Jobs Right Now - Pittsburgh, PA

4. Pittsburgh, PA

Population: 2.3 million

ZipRecruiter Score: 13.5

Here’s the entire list of the 10 Best Cities for Healthcare Jobs:

  1. Phoenix, AZ
  2. Sacramento, CA
  3. Tampa, FL
  4. Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Hartford, CT
  6. San Jose, CA
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. Baltimore, MD
  10. New York, NY

Scott Garner is the Content Marketing Manager at ZipRecruiter.


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