Texas healthcare workers underpaid, eager to bolt

The online job search site Health eCareers is out with its second annual salary survey, and the Dallas Morning News has reviewed the numbers to figure out what they mean for healthcare workers in the Lone Star State.

On Aug. 10 the newspaper’s healthcare reporter observed that Texas docs make around $20,000 less than the national average—and a third of the state’s nurses want to switch jobs.

That latter finding is underscored by the fact that some 364 nurses from Texas responded to the survey, the most of any profession.

Also participating in Texas were 113 nurse practitioners, 109 physicians or surgeons and 102 “radiology technologists or medical imaging specialists.”

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