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Career Development January 1, 2020

By Ed Lamb

Spotlight on Texas: Respiratory Jobs in Texas

By Ed Lamb, Contributor

Respiratory jobs in Texas really are bigger. Or, more precisely, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the Lone Star State first for the number of respiratory technician jobs and third in the average hourly wage and annual salary for an RT.

Texas also boasts many of the largest, most-diverse and culturally interesting cities in the United States. When looking to travel as an RT, do mess with Texas.

START your search right now to find dozens of respiratory jobs in Texas with Med Travelers.

Find Respiratory Jobs in Texas That Best Suit Your Interests

Below, we profile the six largest cities in Texas are profiled. However, there are other options out there.

You may never have heard of Victoria, for instance, but it sits roughly halfway between Houston and San Antonio. A little planning can deliver all the comforts of country living without requiring you to sacrifice professional and college sports, fine dining, nightlife, concerts, museums and historic sites.

Consider this article only as the most basic introduction to what you can experience while taking on a respiratory job in Texas. Recognize, too, that most of the medical facilities listed have more than one campus in their city.


Located on the Gulf Coast and close to major cities like Galveston and Corpus Christi, Houston offers a wealth of challenging respiratory jobs.

Major Medical Facilities

    • Ben Taub Hospital
    • Houston Methodist
    • Kindred Hospitals
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Memorial Hermann Health System
    • Shriner’s Hospital for Children
    • Texas Children’s Hospital
    • Texas Orthopedic
    • The Women’s Hospital of Texas


    • Astros, MLB
    • Dynamo, MLS
    • Rice University
    • Rockets, NBA
    • Texans, NFL
    • Texas Southern University
    • University of Houston


    • Children’s Museum of Houston
    • Houston Museum of Natural Science
    • Houston Theater District, home to the Alley Theater, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Symphony
    • Houston Zoo
    • Museum of Fine Art


    • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
    • Czech Center Museum
    • Space Center Houston
    • The Health Museum

Check out Houston online.

San Antonio

Taking a respiratory job in Texas’ second-largest city means more than touring the Alamo. The large number of 18th century Spanish missions preserved in the area have earned San Antonio a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site, but such rich history constitutes just one reason to accept an RT assignment there.

Major Medical Facilities

    • Acuity Hospital of South Texas
    • Christus Santa Rosa Health System
    • Kindred Hospitals
    • Methodist Hospitals
    • Northeast Baptist Hospital
    • Southwest General Hospital
    • The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio


    • Missions, AAA Baseball
    • Rampage, AHL
    • St. Mary’s University, Texas
    • University of Texas at San Antonio


    • Briscoe Western Art Museum
    • Carver Community Cultural Center
    • River Walk
    • San Antonio Zoo
    • Sea World


    • Institute of Texas Cultures
    • Mission San José
    • Mission San Juan Capistrano
    • San Fernando Cathedral
    • Steves Homestead Museum

Conduct a virtual visit to San Antonio.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas and Fort Worth, separately and respectively the third- and fifth-largest cities in Texas, form a metropolis that encompasses Arlington, Irving and Plano. The concentration and interconnectedness of so many big cities equates to numerous travel respiratory jobs in this part of north Texas.

Major Medical Facilities

    • Baylor University Medical Center
    • Baylor Surgical Hospital
    • Cook Children’s Medical Center
    • Dallas County Hospital
    • HealthSouth City View Rehabilitation Hospital
    • John Peter Smith Hospital
    • Kindred Hospitals
    • Lifecare Hospitals
    • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    • Promise Hospital
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
    • Texas Health Huguley Hospital
    • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • VA North Texas Medical Center


    • Cowboys, NFL
    • FC Dallas, MLS
    • Mavericks, NBA
    • Rangers, MLB
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Texas Christian University
    • Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR and other circuits
    • Stars, NHL
    • University of North Texas
    • Wings, WNBA


    • Billy Bob’s, the world’s largest honky-tonk
    • Crow Collection of Asian Art
    • Dallas Museum of Art
    • Dallas Zoo
    • Fort Worth Ale Trail
    • Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
    • Fort Worth Zoo
    • Nasher Sculpture Center
    • Perot Museum of Nature and Science


    • George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
    • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
    • Stockyard National Historic District
    • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Learn more about what to see and do in Dallas and Fort Worth.


As the state capitol and home to the flagship campus of the University of Texas System, Austin combines all the best aspects of a college town with the serious attitude required for running a state larger than many countries.

Austin’s location in the center of the Texas Hill Country also makes it an ideal location to take a respiratory job in Texas when you have an interest in hiking and other outdoor pursuits.

Major Medical Facilities

    • Austin Lakes Hospital
    • Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Cross Creek Hospital
    • Dell Children’s Medical Center
    • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Seton Hospitals
    • St. David’s Hospitals
    • University Medical Center


    • St. Edward's University
    • Stars, AHL
    • Spurs, NBA G League
    • University of Texas at Austin


    • 250-plus live music venues
    • Austin Children’s Museum
    • Food Trucks and Craft Beers
    • Mexic-Arte Museum
    • Museum of the Weird
    • The Contemporary Austin
    • Texas Music Museum


    • Bullock Texas State History Museum
    • George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
    • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
    • Texas Military Forces Museum

Find out how to keep it weird in Austin.

El Paso

Hugging the Mexican border, El Paso is the perfect place to find respiratory jobs in Texas that allow you to gain fluency in Spanish and cultivate experience in cross-cultural health care.

Major Medical Facilities

    • El Paso Children’s Hospital
    • El Paso Specialty Hospital
    • El Paso VA Health Care System
    • Foundation Surgical Hospital
    • Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Kindred Hospitals
    • Las Palmas Hospitals
    • The Hospitals of Providence
    • William Beaumont Army Medical Center


    • Chihuahuas, AAA Baseball
    • University of Texas at El Paso


    • Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
    • El Paso Museum of Art
    • El Paso Zoo
    • Day Trips to Ciudad Juárez
    • International Museum of Art


  • Concordia Cemetery
  • El Paso Historic Mission Trail
  • El Paso Museum of History
  • National Border Patrol Museum
  • U.S. Army Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer

Learn what you can expect if you make El Paso your destination.

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