Lubbock, Texas: Travel nursing, therapy, & technologist jobs and educational opportunities

Healthcare Traveler - The establishment of a rail service and a surge in agricultural growth helped Lubbock expand. The opening of Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) in 1925 gave Lubbock another economic boost. In the 1940s, the town rebounded from the effects of the Great Depression and World War II with a population explosion that made it one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation—second only to Albuquerque, N.M. Today, Lubbock is home to approximately 225,000 people.

Founded in 1890, the town was named after Texas Ranger and Confederate Col. Thomas Saltus Lubbock. Formed through a merger of two smaller towns—Monterey and Old Lubbock—Lubbock was incorporated in 1909.

The establishment of a rail service and a surge in agricultural growth helped Lubbock expand. The opening of Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) in 1925 gave Lubbock another economic boost. In the 1940s, the town rebounded from the effects of the Great Depression and World War II with a population explosion that made it one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation—second only to Albuquerque, N.M. Today, Lubbock is home to approximately 225,000 people.

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