General Surgery Opportunity 127 Miles East of Dallas, TX

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11005
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No Response
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Actively searching for a General Surgeon to join the medical staff in the community of Longview, TX!
  • Anticipated call will be 1:3
  • New grads -AND- experiences candidates encouraged to apply
  • Inpatient/outpatient mix
  • Must be U.S. Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • Must possess or be able to obtain an active Texas medical license


Compensation Details

  • Competitive salary (based on MGMA guidelines)
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Great benefits package (health, dental, vision, 401k)
  • Student loan assistance
  • Relocation assistance

Community Details

  • Longview is considered a major hub city for East Texas
  • The Forbes Magazine ranked Longview as the sixth fastest-growing small city in the United States.
  • Longview's tallest building is 10 stories and houses the Citizens National Bank.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary is $25,000 To $50,000 more compared to starting salaries in Garland/ Plano. Coupled with a cost of living of 20% lower than the aforementioned metropolitan areas, provides significant purchasing power to build their dream home, payoff school loans and retire early.

The Housing Market.  A great opportunity for homeownership with a spacious home with 4 beds and 5 baths, 4,802 sqft, overlooking Oak Forest Golf Course with wonderful views for just $564, 500.   

The Community.  The Longview community is a city in the Gregg and Harrison counties in Texas. This community it's also well known as one of the towns in which Matthew David McConaughey moved and lived with the family and where he attended to Longview High School in the 1980s. 

The Employer.  This organization is accredited by the joint commission, Hospital, Lab and accredited as a PCI Chest Pain Center and a Level III Trauma Center.  They have 180 physicians as active employees of the organization. They believe in the power of people to create great care. They aim to create an environment that makes everyone feels welcome and comfortable. They are dedicated to provide great patient care. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 150 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 198 miles: Houston, TX (IAH / KIAH) George Bush International Airport
  • 270 miles: Austin, TX (AUS /KAUS) Austin- Bergstrom International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 114 miles to Garland, TX
  • 120 miles to Plano, TX
  • 122 miles to Dallas, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 11 miles: Longview, TX (GGG /KGGG) East Texas Regional Airport
  • 45 miles: Tyler, TX (TYR / KTYR) Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
  • 59 miles: Shreveport, LA (SHV /KSHV) Shreveport Regional Airport

Local Airports

  • 32 miles: Marshall, TX (ASL /KASL) Harrison County Airport
  • 48 miles: Mineola, TX (3F9) Mineola Wisener Field
  • 49 miles: Mount Pleasant, TX (MPS) Mount Pleasant Regional Airport


Cost of Living:

  • Mean housing value: $132,900
  • Cost of living index in Longview: 81
  • State cost of living: 91

Colleges and Universities:

  • LeTourneau University  (Full-time enrollment: 2,357; Location: 2100 S Mobberly Ave)
  • Kilgore College (about 12 miles; Kilgore, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 32 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 34 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 42 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 54 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 62 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 65 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)


  • White alone 53.4%
  • Black alone 22.1%
  • Hispanic  20.0%
  • Two or more races 1.6%
  • Asian alone  1.5%
  • American Indian alone 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other 0.3%
    Pacific Islander alone
  • Other race alone  0.1%




  • State Income Tax Rate - 0 %
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 8.25%   
  • Property Tax Rate State- 1.81%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction    (13%)
  • Retail trade       (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)



  • Alpine Golf Club- This is an 18 hole club for men and women.
  • Hot Air Ballooning-  the balloon adventures offers flights which provide an unimaginable and unbelievable gorgeous sunrise while in the air over Longview for the enjoyment of the community members.
  • Cargill long Park- This park has 3 miles of paved trail and its recognized as a Certified National Recreational Trail Parking Areas.  

Arts & Culture:

  • The ArtsView Children's Theatre- has a theatre arts program with several productions throughout the year. Casts consist of children and youth.
  • Arts Longview-  This is a consortium that hosts world-class professional performances from Ballet, Opera, and Symphony. Both the Gregg County Historical Museum and Longview Museum of Fine Arts have permanent collections and changing exhibits.
  • The Belcher Center- presents and facilitates cultural and entertainment opportunities for the broader region by bringing high-quality family-friendly productions and shows from all around the world.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Longview football team, the high school team the Lobos, plays at the Lobo Stadium. The season begins for the varsity team in August. The Lobo Stadium is located on the north side of Longview on Loop 281. 
  •  The LeTourneau University and department of athletics, schedules games for the sport fans of the baseball, basketball, soccer and tennis throughout the year.   

Sports for the Participant:

  • Lear Sports Complex- This complex has facilities for those who like to engage in baseball, soccer, and softball sports. The Fields also include a Jack Mann Splash Pad, and Kidsview Playground.
  • Thomas Falls Zipline Challenge Course-  This is an awesome Zipline Course you are required to make reservations to be part of this outdoor entertainment.  Also check out the unique outdoor events center it's a great place to have a wedding, family reunion and corporate team building classes.


  • Longview Mall
  • Longview Towne Crossing
  • Betty's Antiques

Top Five things to do:

  1. Longview World of Wonders
  2. Longview Museum of Fine Arts
  3. Gregg County Historical Museum
  4. Paul Boorman Trail Park
  5. Veteran's Plaza