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Texas, Top Destination For Traveling Physical Therapists

Are you in need of some adventure in your next travel physical therapy assignment? Think about Texas, the Lone Star State. Texas is the second largest state in the United States and offers numerous job opportunities for physical therapists. It has some of the most amazing cities including three of the top ten largest in the U.S. The state also has over 90 state parks, 600 miles of shoreline, and historic attractions like the Alamo.

For those therapists looking to take a 13 week (or longer) travel physical therapy job in Texas we have put together this data on the quality of life for the top 15 largest incorporated cities in Texas.

Interesting Facts About Texas

  • Texas is the only state to have the flags of six different nations fly over it.
  • Three of the top ten most populous cities in the U.S. reside in Texas: Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
  • Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas in 1885.
  • In 1979, Tropical Storm Claudette dropped 43 inches of rain on Alvin, Texas setting an all-time record 24-hour rainfall in the U.S.

Median Salary of Physical Therapists

City Population Rank Median Salary Cost of Living
Houston 2,145,146 #1 $75,162 88
San Antonio 1,359,758 #2 $70,327 83
Dallas 1,223,229 #3 $74,874 94
Austin 820,611 #4 $71,651 102
Fort Worth 758,738 #5 $72,998 89
El Paso 665,568 #6 $63,281 83
Arlington 373,698 #7 $72,998 93
Corpus Christi 307,953 #8 $65,555 85
Plano 269,776 #9 $74,874 108
Laredo 241,935 #10 $58,161 83
Lubbock 233,740 #11 $58,690 81
Garland 231,517 #12 $74,874 93
Irving 220,702 #13 $74,874 96
Amarillo 193,675 #14 $64,711 83
Grand Prairie 179,100 #15 $74,874 94
Note: Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means the city is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means the city is more expensive.

Texas Weather

City Air Quality Rainfall Clear Days High Temp Low Temp
Amarillo 97% 19.71 63% 91.0 22.6
Arlington 65% 34.73 37% 95.4 34.0
Austin 77% 33.65 32% 95.0 40.0
Corpus Christi 80% 32.26 28% 93.2 46.2
Dallas 72% 37.05 37% 96.1 36.4
El Paso 48% 9.43 53% 94.5 32.9
Fort Worth 65% 34.01 37% 96.6 31.4
Garland 72% 40.06 37% 94.2 30.8
Grand Prairie 72% 34.73 37% 95.4 34.0
Houston 42% 53.96 25% 93.6 45.2
Irving 72% 34.73 37% 95.4 34.0
Laredo 78% 21.53 28% 101.6 43.7
Lubbock 97% 18.69 44% 91.9 24.4
Plano 81% 41.01 37% 92.7 31.1
San Antonio 71% 32.92 29% 94.6 38.6
Air Quality Index (% of days ranked as good)
Annual Rainfall (inches)
% Clear Days in the area

Leisure and Culture

City Movies Restaurants Golf Libraries Museums
Amarillo 7 521 14 12 2
Arlington 60 5,966 198 109 8
Austin 47 2,804 96 60 1
Corpus Christi 6 879 21 21 2
Dallas 95 8,908 221 145 8
El Paso 11 1,315 25 20 1
Fort Worth 74 7,194 214 138 8
Garland 60 5,610 166 88 5
Grand Prairie 75 6,427 200 106 8
Houston 77 9,578 202 122 6
Irving 79 7,509 204 113 8
Laredo 2 29 2 4 0
Lubbock 8 35 19 16 1
Plano 69 5,677 172 75 5
San Antonio 30 3,540 81 55 4
Movie Theaters (within 15 miles)
Restaurants (within 15 miles)
Public Golf Courses (within 30 miles)
Libraries (within 15 miles)
Museums (within 30 miles)


Sources:

http://www.salary.com

http://www.bestplaces.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_Texas_cities_by_population

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2011/index.html

http://www.50states.com/facts/texas.htm

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