Allied Destinations September 14, 2021

By Joseph Duffy, contributor

Travel to Texas for Big Opportunities, Allied Health Jobs

As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas” — including the number of allied health travel jobs in the Lone Star State. Due to rising demand, Club Staffing currently has hundreds of short-term therapy opportunities, imaging jobs, and medical laboratory jobs in Texas.

In fact, there is high demand for a variety of allied health jobs across Texas, including laboratory, sonography, CT tech, and respiratory therapy.

Texas is a popular destination for allied travelers, for a number of reasons: there are a number of highly ranked hospitals and health systems to choose from, the state does not collect income tax on your earnings, and each city has its own unique attractions. Visitors will find plenty to keep them busy on their days off.

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Things to do in Texas

Perhaps the most significant reason allied travelers flock to Texas is that the state offers plenty of sunshine, great dining and entertainment, and a plethora of things to see and do.

Austin

Let’s start in the state capital of Austin, known for its cultural diversity, eclectic live music scene, and beautiful parks and lakes. This city has something for everyone with a vibrant culture, incredible cuisine options, and stunning surroundings. Austin continues to rank among the Best Places to Live in America, according to U.S. News & World Report. In 2019 it ranked No. 1 and still holds a place in the top five.

Some of the must-see Austin attractions include the Texas Capitol; 351-acre Zilker Metropolitan Park; the Bullock Texas State History Museum; Holly, a trendy neighborhood with Latino influences; the Alamo Drafthouse; and the Dirty Sixth, a half-mile of clubs and bars.

Austin has a reputation for making all visitors and travelers feel welcome in their fair city.

Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

Moving north, the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area is another epicenter of activity. With access to plenty of local lakes, parks, and trails for outdoor recreation and a thriving arts and culture scene, you’ll never run out of things to do. Sperling’s Best Places ranks Fort Worth No. 4 in “Best Cities to Relocate to in America.”

While in Dallas, visit Dealey Plaza, a national historic landmark where you’ll find the Texas School Book Depository, the Grassy Knoll, and Elm Street, with details of the fateful day when JFK was shot; the 20-square-block Arts District, the largest urban arts district in the United States; the Dallas Museum of Art; and Klyde Warren Park, which includes a restaurant, children’s park, botanical garden, reading room, dog park, and a performance pavilion.

If you love sports, Dallas offers something for everyone: the NFL Cowboys, NHL Stars, NBA Mavericks, MLB Texas Rangers, and much more.

Houston

A leading cultural and culinary destination, Houston is America’s fourth-largest city. In this cosmopolitan location, allied health travelers can find world-class dining, arts, shopping, and plenty of nightlife. Visit the Historic Heights, the museum district, and the exciting Space Center Houston, where you can touch a moon rock and watch astronauts train. When visiting, take your passport to receive a commemorative stamp. 

Houston extends to Galveston Bay and boasts a downtown with a theater district, the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and a historic district with 19-century architecture and upscale restaurants.

Houston is often described as the place where “Southern hospitality meets urban chic city.”

West Texas

Heading out west to cities such as Lubbock and Odessa, you’ll leave some of the bigger cities behind but fall in love with the charm and history of old-time Texas.

In West Texas, the cost of living is well below the national average, and the scenery is majestic. Enjoy endless opportunities to explore the outdoors, such as hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, and much more. 

You can take weekends trips to Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas or the mountains in New Mexico for fantastic hiking and skiing.

On the Rio Grande River, El Paso is across the border from Mexico, giving the city many of its influences. Enjoy delicious spicy food and numerous cultural attractions, including art galleries and famous historical sites.

You’ll also find college towns throughout the Lone Star State that offer an engaging, lively spirit through the entire community.

Finally, it wouldn’t be Texas without mentioning cowboys and rodeos. Right outside of San Antonio, in Bandera, you’ll find the Cowboy Capital of the World, a nod to the city’s geographic importance in the last big cattle drive of the 19th Century. Here and in other locations, you can visit a dude ranch to escape the suburbs for some western hospitality that nourishes body and soul. Another can’t-miss experience is the rodeo, and Texans are happy to indoctrinate first-time attendees.

READY for adventure at your next allied health job in Texas? Just apply online, and our Club Staffing team will help get you on your way!