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Houston is a large metropolitan city in Texas, which extends out to Galveston Bay. It’s closely connected with the Houston Space Center, the coastal visitor center at the NASA complex for astronaut training and flight control. The city has a fairly compact downtown area that includes the Theater District, which is home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera. The Historic District boasts 19th-century architecture and a number of upscale restaurants.
Houston is the fourth most populous city in the nation, with a population estimated at 2,325,502 as of July 2018. This trails behind only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. It’s also the largest city in the southern U.S. as well as Texas. City officials expect Houston to grow to be the third most populous U.S. city during the second half of the 2020s. The Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land area includes nine counties and covers an area of almost 9,500 square miles, while Houston’s city area is 665 square miles.
The economy of Houston is based mainly on the oil industry, but the city also has vibrant health care, biomedical research, and aerospace sectors. It’s home to 49 Fortune 1000 companies, making it the second-largest concentration in the country behind New York. The city has an active hospitality industry, which accommodates in excess of 17.5 million visitors a year spending an average of $1,000 each. The sector has more than 80,000 hotel rooms, of which one-tenth are located in the downtown core.
Healthcare is big business in Houston, as the home of Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world. It’s also one of Houston’s largest employers, with more than 106,000 employees. Six of the 10 highest paying jobs in Houston are in healthcare, according to Zippia.com.
In addition to healthcare, business management is also a promising career option in the region, with CEOs and marketing managers taking another two spots on the top 10 list. Companies that make the top of Zippia’s list of good places to work include McDermott International, Occidental Petroleum, Conoco Phillips, Apache, Aramco Services, Mattress Firm, and Phillips 66.
The proliferation of the healthcare environment in Houston means that for veterans with experience in any medical field, it’s a great city for finding work. That doesn’t just mean qualified practitioners like doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists, either. Even an orderly assigned to medical barracks or someone with experience managing an inventory of medical supplies is likely to have enough knowledge of the terminology and procedures to apply for administrative positions. At the lowest level, the medical center needs cleaners, food service employees, and transport drivers as much as any other industry, too.
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