I'm currently working in the California Bay Area, but would love to move somewhere warm outside of California (ideally in the south, but flexible). There are obviously warmer places here in Cali, but real estate is insane almost everywhere in the state and taxes are very high.
I have considered places like Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Memphis, parts of Florida... the one thing all places have in common is dismal pay (I have large student loans to pay off from two degrees)
Have any of you found niches in places like these that offer better pay than floor nursing? I have looked into correctional nursing, home health, MD office jobs etc, but found that there isn't much difference (I was actually very surprised that the correctional jobs I saw seemed to pay even less than hospitals in that area).
I have about 3.5 years of experience (RN-BSN) in acute care neuro, cardiac tele and most recently interventional radiology (moderate sedation etc)
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Do any of you have experience working staff (i.e. full benefits) in places like that? What is pay like with my kind of experience?
I remember that in 2007 hospitals in Central Florida were offering in the low low 20s per hour for fully benefited positions and that's just sad...
Last edit by flg8tr on Dec 27, '09