What's the job market like in Florida right now? New grad.

  1. 0 Hi y'all. Contemplating moving from NY to Florida. Job situation any better there for new grad? No experience. I would love to start out in Med/Surg.

    Thanks.
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  3. Visit  bluebeetle7 profile page

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    From 'Valley Stream, NY, US'; Joined May '12; Posts: 45; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  dabsher1985 profile page
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    There's a lot of great schools and hospitals in Jacksonville flash
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  5. Visit  KristinWW profile page
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    Blue, get ready for sticker shock - pay in Florida will be drastically less than NY, for the same job. I relocated to FL from PA, and moved back up north again. Job market was bad when I left, but it would depend where you are looking in FL. Do you have any ideas yet? Culture is very different, but there are lots of NYers in South Florida, on the ocean side. It's nickname is "NY South"
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  6. Visit  pedsRN28 profile page
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    I'm a new grad as well. Starting pay is around $23
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  7. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    Also consider if you have an ADN or BSN. Many new grads in Florida have their BSN and often have experience working locally. Just remember how competitive the areas can get. Good luck!
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  8. Visit  bluebeetle7 profile page
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    Thanks for your advice all!
  9. Visit  the smack profile page
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    I'm in Miami and it's HORRIBLE here! I have been looking for work since last June. And I'm not picky either. I'll spin signs on a corner for anyone who will hire me as an RN. It's bad...
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  10. Visit  NursesNeedFriendsToo profile page
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    New grads in orlando make around $21 & there are TONS of nursing schools. They are pushing them out nurses SO fast & it's a pain! some hospitals are already "familiar" with the area nursing schools so they give those GNs jobs.

    Also, I have friends that were techs and still have not found GN jobs. It depends on your luck, I guess!
  11. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    Quote from NursesNeedFriendsToo
    New grads in orlando make around $21 & there are TONS of nursing schools.
    Is that $21/hour or $21K?
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    Quote from mrsbacktoschool

    Is that $21/hour or $21K?
    $21/hr in the Orlando area at least
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    Quote from CP2013
    $21/hr in the Orlando area at least
    Oh thank goodness. I was really really scared there for a minute. That's just short of what I make now and I find it liveable. It would be nice to make more eventually though....
  14. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    Quote from mrsbacktoschool

    Oh thank goodness. I was really really scared there for a minute. That's just short of what I make now and I find it liveable. It would be nice to make more eventually though....
    The $21/hr is for new grads. But sadly, the nurses in Florida seem to rarely break $30/hr. lots of overtime if available.

    And not to mention the sheer number of new grads. Employers have their pick of new grads! It's all about being competitive. Grades don't matter nearly as much as networking and that BSN.
  15. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    Maybe I've been in Orlando too long, because that would be a pretty lateral move in pay. I'm in mental health services, where the starting pay for new grads (masters level) is $25K. I was hoping to move to Seattle eventually, where pay is higher across the board.


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