I'm from New York and moving to Tampa, Florida when i finished May of next year. I heard that the starting salary for fresh grad is $18 - $20/hr in Tampa or around $35k/year. I'm currently working in the Doctor's office, assisting endo and colonoscopy procedures and getting $18/hr. My friend who just started work in the hospital is getting $60 k/yr. Now im worried that i won't be able to pay my loans and credit card debts if i move there. But then again, the weather, family-oriented environment and good working condition in most hospitals (i heard) is something that makes me consider the move.
I appreciate your honest opinion. Thanks a lot!