Texas is one of the best places in the U.S. to be a nurse. The pay is good, especially relative to median incomes in most Texas cities.

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100,000 RNs Left Nursing At The Start Of The Pandemic

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There is also a high demand for nurses all across Texas. According to Culture Map in 2016 there were 132 nursing job openings per 100,000 residents, and less than 11 nurses per 1,000 Texans.

At the start pandemic in 2020, it is estimated that 100,000 RNs in the US left the profession according to a report in 2023 from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. National Nurses United reported that there were over 1 million registered nurses with active licenses in 2022 who were not working as RNs.

That has led to even more demand for what can be a very demanding job.

If You Have A Passion To Help Others Nursing Is One Of The Best Jobs In Texas

To care for others and their health is a noble calling. You are dealing with outcomes and situations daily that many of us will never see.

Thanks To Texas Nurses On The Front Line Of Care

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So many nurses put their patients first for long hours, during grueling shifts, and never let anyone see them sweat. If you are a nurse reading this, I truly believe you are an angel sent to help others.

If you are looking to make more money in the field of nursing or thinking of becoming a nurse, this list of the best-paying places in Texas to become a nurse could be invaluable.

Vivian Health used U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data to rank the top 25 metro areas in Texas to be a nurse.

 

These Metros in Texas Are the Best for Nurses

Vivian Health found the metros in Texas that pay nurses the highest wages, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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LOOK: These Were the Most Common Jobs 150 Years Ago in Texas

Stacker compiled a list of the most common jobs in Texas 150 years ago using data transcribed from the 1870 U.S. Census.

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