Moving to Alabama
- 0Mar 6, '08 by moffistHey there is a possibility that I may be moving to Alabama (Mobile area I guess). I am currently a med/surg GI GU Digestive disease nurse. I graduted in the UK, moved to Michigan took CGRNS then Boards here and been working in the same hospital for 5 years.
So can anyone tell an Expat Brit what living and working in the Mobile Alabama is like. I looked at some jobs online but doesn't give salary. I get about $24 an hour here. What should I expect to get down there working in Med/surg area.
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- 0Mar 16, '08 by USAstudentWelcome to Alabama!
I work in Mobile AL as a RN at the local University hospital. Starting pay here for a new graduate is approx. $19-20/hr, I have 1.5 years ex. and make about $22/hr base (plus differentials). I personally love working at a teaching institution-University of South Alabama (USA) has two hospitals here in Mobile-the Medical Center (adults) and Womens and Childrens. There are also several private hospitals in Mobile-Mobile Infirmary, Springhill Medical Center and Providence Hospital. Pay varies slightly (I think Mobile Infirmary started at the most), but are all in the same ball park. But like I said, I'm biased-I love my job at USA medical center, its a great organization to work for, also we have great benifits (the best is we're in the teachers retirment system).
The cost of living in Mobile is very reasonable. We bought our house in Midtown area for less than $125K (1500 sq ft). Let me know if you have any other questions-I've lived in the area for years and know it well.
- 0Mar 19, '08 by Nvr2OldQuote from MistyBlueHey MistyBlue, I am graduating in May and then I too will be looking for apartment type housing until I get . Found anything good?Any suggestions about nice areas around UAB to raise a family? I am looking for a decent commute time (< 30 min hopefully), good schools, safe neighborhoods. We will rent first but looking for a good place to start our search. Thanks in advance
- 0Mar 19, '08 by lsc112057I also live in Mobile, Alabama and the hospitals here are great. I work at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center as a case manager. I have been there almost thirty years and its a good place to work. Come down here and make some new friends. The makes you feel good about yourself and the patient care you give you patients..