Hi there! I just graduated here in the San Francisco Bay Area and I'm having a tough time finding work. The market is saturated with new grads and I'm picky...I want NICU or L&D...so I'm working with a head hunter. She's got me a phone interview with the recruiter from Tucson Medical Center for a new grad position in the NICU. They're offering a pretty sweet relocation package but I'm more concerned about the day in and out. New grads in my area are starting out at $45 base pay with another 15% diff! I know the cost of living would be better in AZ but I'm trying to figure out if the drop in pay would be worth it. If we move out of state my hubby would have to try and find work until he established residency before he can go back to school for his teaching credential without paying out of state fees. Any input or advice would be appreciated! I have the telephone interview this afternoon!:innerconf
Jan 26, '08
by Valerie Salva
I have two friends who eagerly paid back their sign-on bonuses to be free to leave TMC, if that says anything.
They did not work in L&D, or NICU, though.
I'm hearing about more and more areas in which new grads are having a hard time finding jobs. I think the myth of a nursing shortage is starting to crumble.
Last edit by Valerie Salva on Jan 26, '08
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