MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at Rockville, Maryland.
Just 15 miles north of Washington, D.C., Rockville, Maryland, is a diverse, friendly city home to some of the Nation’s most prominent biomedical and technology companies. With a walkable downtown featuring plenty of dining and shopping options and lots of parks and outdoor attractions, many Explorers are now calling Rockville home. A bit quieter and more affordable than D.C., Explorers can still make the short drive or take the Metro into the city and enjoy all of the amenities and attractions in the Nation’s capital.
Rockville’s residents consistently rank the city’s overall quality of life high based on the community’s strong education sector, low crime, outdoor recreation opportunities, commitment to civic and social causes, public transportation, and work opportunities. In fact, Money Magazine ranked Rockville the No. 1 Place to Live, CNBC named it No. 9 for the Happiest Cities to Work in, and Wallethub ranked Rockville the No. 9 Most Diverse City to Live in 2018.
Explorers enjoy all four seasons in Rockville, with a distinctive winter, spring, summer, and fall. January is the coldest month, with average highs in the low 40s, while July is the hottest month, with average highs in the upper 80s. The metro area is particularly popular during cherry blossom season, which usually peaks in late March or early April.
Rockville’s largest employers are in information technology, education, biotech, healthcare, and federal and local government sectors. Many residents commute to neighboring Washington, D.C.
Several facilities in and around Rockville ranked “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report, including Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center, No. 1 ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore), and University of Maryland Medical Center.
Quality of Life
- Cost of Living: 53.5 percent above the national rate
- Population: 67,139 based on 2020 Census projections
- Median Home Sale Price: $630,000
- Average Rent: $2,232 for 940 sq. ft.
- Median Household Income: $116,031
- Per Capita Income: $57,336
- Live below the poverty line: 7.0 percent
- Median Age: 32.1 years
- Average commute time: 32.8 minutes
Montgomery County Public Schools
- Overall grade: A (niche.com)
- Student-Teacher ratio: 14 to 1
- Serving: 160,554 students in PreK through high school
- 4 percent graduation rate
There are several colleges and universities in and around Rockville for Explorers or their family members looking to take a class or pursue a degree. Montgomery College of Rockville, Strayer University, the Universities at Shady Grove, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery are just a few options.
Montgomery County Department of Transportation provides county-wide bus service, and the Metrorail provides service to Washington, D.C. The city and county are bike and scooter friendly with designated lanes, and residents also have access to Zipcar stations and bike share.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport all provide service in and out of the Washington metro area.
Rockville Town Square Dine at one of more than 25 options, including sushi, Mexican, Peruvian, and Thai, take a spin around the largest outdoor ice rink in the county, shop, or catch an outdoor concert during the Friday nights in the summer series at Rockville Town Square.
Glenstone The largest private contemporary art museum in the country, is just 15 minutes west of Rockville. Glenstone integrates great works from the 20th and 21st centuries with architecture and nature.
Cabin John Regional Park The park has a miniature train, an indoor ice rink, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, trails, a dog park, a volleyball area, picnic tables, and grills.
The National Mall Checkout America’s most-visited national park. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and more are all located along the Mall.
Capital One Arena Home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Capitals, and the Georgetown Hoyas, Capitol One Arena also hosts headliners such as musicians Drake and other performing artists.
MedPro International’s American Dream Tour
The American Dream tour is headed around the world in 2023, but you don’t have to wait until our next recruitment event to kick-start your career in the U.S. Visit https://www.medprointernational.com/apply/ to complete a brief application, and a Recruiter will contact you right away! MedPro International assists qualified candidates through all the necessary steps to qualify for and work in the U.S., including Green Card sponsorships for candidates and their families. MedProU prepares candidates for success in their licensure and English exams as well as life and work in the U.S. Candidates receive a premium hourly wage with periodic pay raises, a comprehensive benefits package, and a sign-on bonus at the start of their U.S. assignment.