Sunday, February 8, 2009

X Ray Technician Jobs In Houston, Texas

Previously, in Cost of Living and Your X Ray Technician Job Search, we looked at the importance of considering cost of living along with salary when analyzing the true benefit of a particular job. One of the cities mentioned in that post was Houston, Texas. Well, recently a new study from the Center for an Urban Future demonstrated that a $50,000 salary in Houston, Texas was equal to a $123,000 salary in New York City, New York! According to the study:

"A new report from the Center for an Urban Future (whose previous report, "Attack of the Chains," sparked a bidding war between Fox and Warner Bros.) confirms the obvious: the so-called middle class can no longer afford to live in New York and are relocating in large numbers to the exburbs or far-flung cities like Houston, where $50,000 a year gets you the same standard of living as a $123,322 salary does in Manhattan. Don't scoff; Space City has theater, opera, ballet, air-conditioned skywalks, a Holocaust Museum—even a lively local weblog, just like the one you enjoy here!

But if you're really determined to make a go of it here in New York, this report [PDF] is as sobering as it is unsurprising. Focusing on data primarily gathered before the economic deathspin went "full Bale," the study contends it's not just Manhattan that's cost-prohibitive to your average working stiff, but the boroughs as well: Queens is the fifth most expensive urban area in the U.S! Perhaps that's why twice as many New Yorkers relocated to Philadelphia ("the sixth borough!") in 2006 than in 2000. Or maybe they were just following orders from the Times Style section."

Guess what is approximately an x ray technician's salary nationally? $50,000! Clearly, one can live quite well on this amount in Houston, Texas, which is why you should consider searching for an x ray technician job in Houston! Besides excellent x ray technician schools in Texas, the city itself boasts one of the top training programs, the Harris County Hospital District's School of Medical Radiography. After receiving training here, there are many x ray technician job opportunities in Houston. The city of Houston is the 4th largest in the United States in terms of population, but has a very reasonable cost of living. The city hosts the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the United States and possibly the world. The TMC is comprised of nearly 100 medical institutions involved in both clinical medicine and research. Outside of the TMC, there are several other large hospitals, many of which are part of either the The Methodist Hospital, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, or Memorial-Hermann Hospital Systems. Job opportunities abound!

To start your x ray technician job search in Houston, simply search for "radiologic technologist jobs in Houston" in either the search engine, or use the job search engine and search for the same terms. The jobs are out there; it's up to YOU to go find them! Start today!