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MedPro’s Featured Destination: Tacoma, Washington

MedPro’s Featured Destination: Tacoma, Washington

Explorers from around the world are finding rewarding assignments and realizing their American Dream in Tacoma, Washington. This picturesque Pacific Northwest city is located on Puget Sound, in the shadow of Mount Rainier. A perfect spot for singles as well as families, Tacoma offers midsized city affordability, outdoor recreation, and big city amenities, thanks to neighboring Seattle.

Gig Harbor is a fishing village and a popular tourist destination located in the Olympic National Park area.
Mountain, City, and Sea

It’s been over 500 years since Mount Rainier had a significant eruption. However, this stratovolcano still makes plenty of news as the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. A major attraction for climbers as well as sightseers,  Mount Rainier is just one of the many features that make Tacoma a hot destination for Explorers starting a U.S. Healthcare career. Explorers will enjoy mild winters and summers in Tacoma, with January temperatures averaging 33 °F (.55°C) to 45°F (7.22°C) and July temperatures averaging between 53°F (11.66°C) to 75°F (23.88°C).


Quality of Life
  • Cost of Living: 18.0 percent below the national rate
  • Population: 221,776 based on the 2020 Census estimate
  • Median Home Sale Price: $472,500
  • Average Rent: $1586 (1 bedroom)
  • Median Household Income: $69,956
  • Per Capita Income: $37,263
  • Live below the poverty line: 12.5 percent
  • Median Age: 36.0 years
  • Average commute time: 30.4 minutes


Tacoma is home U.S. News & World Report’s No. 10 and No. 12 ranked hospitals in the state, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health-St. Joseph Medical Center and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. Tacoma is also a short drive from Seattle, where No. 1 UW Medicine-University of Washington Medical Center, No. 2 Virginia Mason Medical Center, and No. 5 Swedish Frist Hill Hospital.



Explorers can enroll younger family members in Tacoma Public Schools.

  • Overall grade: B- (
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 21 to 1
  • Serving:  students in Pre-K, K through high school



Pierce Transit provides public bus transportation throughout the city, and Sound Transit provides service outside Tacoma. Explorers can also venture outside the city via the ST Express buses and the Sounder commuter train.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Explorers will be just a direct flight away from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Miami, New York, and more in Tacoma.


Top Attractions

Mount Rainier Experience the ultimate in American alpine climbing on Mount Rainier. Climbing to a peak of 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is a great spot for hiking, picnics, photography, and more.

Seaplane Tours  Take a scenic tour around the South Sound from above and see a variety of landmarks, including Point Ruston, McNeil Island, and Brown’s Point.

Explorer Tintu Paul poses in front of a Chihuly glass sculpture.LeMay−America’s Car Museum Take a look behind the wheel at some of the most impressive sports cars, from classic Model T’s to Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

Museum of Glass Open Wednesday through Sunday, this premier contemporary art museum features exhibits showcasing various works of art using glass. Opened in 2002, visitors can watch glass makers at work or try to make their own pieces of glass art.

Chihuly Bridge of Glass Visit the 500-foot-long pedestrian Chihuly Bridge, a partnership between hometown and world-renown glass artist Dale Chihuly and the Museum of Glass. The bridge is a walkable overpass linking the museum and downtown Tacoma and has over 2,000 glass objects.

Gig Harbor Visit neighboring Gig Harbor and rent a kayak, go paddle boarding, or take a sunset cruise. There is also plenty to see on a waterfront walking tour or a harbor wildlife watch.

Shopping Clothing boutiques, malls, specialty shops, secondhand stores, and gift shops can fill all your shopping needs in Tacoma.

Point Defiance Park This 760-acre space is home to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Explorers will also enjoy Kayaking, pickle ball, Owen Beach, gardens, trails, and more.

Seattle From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market, there are plenty of attractions in neighboring Seattle for Explorers to check out.

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