As a fast growing city in one of the most economically dynamic states, San Antonio, Texas is a particularly strong city for all types of nursing jobs, including LVNs (Licensed Vocational Nurse).
In Texas, an LVN may perform most of the duties of an RN, but must have supervision of a doctor, PA or RN. An LVN job is a good opportunity in this state to gain experience and to eventually obtain more education, and eventually become an RN.
San Antonio’s economic growth has been driven by several factors. The oil and gas industry has been booming in South Texas since 2009, which has led to much of the growth. The unemployment rate has been dropping for the last three years and now is well under 6%.
San Antonio has many large hospitals serving a population of approximately 1.2 million people. Each of these hospitals employs thousands of health care workers. Some of these hospitals include:
Christos Santa Rosa Hospital
North Center Baptist Hospital
San Antonio also has one of the top nursing schools in the country – University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Here you can earn many types of nursing and health care related degrees, including BSN, MSN, DNP, MD and more. See Texas RN to BSN programs, Texas RN to MSN and Texas DNP Programs and LVN to BSN.
Another promising aspect of the nursing field in San Antonio is the strong presence of the US military here. There are several Army and Air Force bases in the region that offer many employment opportunities for many healthcare professionals.
The salaries for nurses in San Antonio are on the upswing, with nurses overall earning $55,000:
This salary level is solid for this area, given the fact that the cost of living here is lower than in other parts of the US, and there also is no state income tax.
For LVNs in San Antonio, the salary is a solid $40,000:
Examples of Salary of Jobs
Top San Antonio LVN Employers
If you want to get a great start to a nursing career, strongly consider becoming an LVN in San Antonio. After you gain experience, you then can apply for your BSN and move ahead in your nursing career in this growing city and state. Top employers for LVNs here include:
#1 Baptist Health Systems
While many industries are in decline around the US, healthcare is always a strong career option, and this is especially true for LVNs at Baptist Health Systems. This hospital system is rapidly growing in San Antonio and offers excellent career paths for nurses. Many LVN positions are available that can eventually become RN positions once you earn your BSN. Visit Baptist Health Systems
#2 Methodist Healthcare System
This is one of the top employers of LVNs and RNs in San Antonio. This hospital system works hard to attract some of the best and brightest nurses in the state. The nurse to patient ratios here are some of the highest in Texas, and the patient satisfaction rates are some of the best in the whole US. Visit Methodist Healthcare System
#3 Christus Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation
No matter if you are a seasoned LVN or RN, a brand new graduate or simply someone who wants a change in her career path, you will find many health care opportunities here. This hospital system is focused on quality patient-centered care and has had many new nursing opportunities become available in the last year. Visit Christus Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation
#4 Touchstone Communities
This is one of the top managed care facilities in the US, and offers a broad array of care options for seniors. These include rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living and specialized care for people with Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’s. This managed health care system offers many excellent career paths for LVNs and RNs. Each employee receives the help and guidance that they need to progress quickly in their nursing career. Visit Touchstone Communities
#5 San Antonio State Hospital
This psychiatric hospital currently has a shortage of LVNs and RNs, and is one of 10 state mental health facilities in the Texas Department of State Health Services system. This health services system provides inpatient diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and referral services for the seriously mentally ill, regardless of financial status. Visit San Antonio State Hospital
#6 University Health System
This hospital system is partnered with the University of Texas Health Science Center, where you can earn a variety of health care-related degrees. Here you can work as a LVN and also attend college to further your health care career. Visit University Health System
#7 Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
This is the largest children’s hospital in San Antonio, and there are many opportunities here for nurses to expand their careers. Visit Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
#8 Brooke Army Medical Center
This is one of the top military medical facilities in the US, and is a 425 bed facility caring mostly for military members. The Army facility is has plenty of opportunities for LVNs wanting to expand their careers in a new direction. Visit Brooke Army Medical Center
#9 Brookdale Senior Living Facility
This senior living facility has more than 1000 locations around the US, and there are many nursing professional positions available. Some of them are available for transfers to multiple cities as well. Visit Brookdale Senior Living Facility
#10 Southwest General Hospital
This is a 327 bed facility on the southwest side of San Antonio, and is one of the busiest maternity wards in the state. There are multiple LVN and RN positions currently available here. Visit Southwest General Hospital