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Posted February 17, 2010 by

Seattle Medical Jobs

If you’re looking for a stable, growing career path that is challenging and rewarding, you should consider Seattle medical jobs.
The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area’s education and health services industry employed 162,300 workers during December 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 162,200 workers during November and a 1.8 percent increase from December 2008.
The majority of healthcare jobs in the Seattle area pay workers relatively well. According to, the average salary for a staff registered nurse in the city is between $66,481 per year and $80,372 per year, while the average salary for a family practice physician is between $166,479 per year and $216,863 per year.
During 1970, Seattle developed a modern paramedic service called Medic One Foundation. A story on 60 Minutes during 1974 heralded the success of the program and called Seattle “the best place in the world to have a heart attack.”
Three of the city’s largest medical centers are located on First Hill, which has been nicknamed “Pill Hill” because of the large concentration of hospitals in the area, according to Wikipedia.
Harborview Medical Center, the public county hospital and the only Level I trauma hospital serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, is located in the area, as well as the two largest campuses of Virginia Mason Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center.
The Laurelhurst neighborhood is home to Seattle Children’s Hospital, which is the pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has a campus in the Eastlake neighborhood and shares facilities with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the University of Washington Medical Center.
Seattle’s University District is home to the University of Washington Medical Center, which is operated by the University of Washington. When it comes to research, the University of Washington is consistently ranked among the top leading medical research institutions in the country.
The city also is served by a Veterans Affairs hospital and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.