Idaho nurses: what is the job situation in the Twin Falls area?

  1. My dh has a job opportunity in Twin Falls.

    Can you tell me what the job situation is there?
    Are jobs plentiful or ?
    How are nurses generally treated in Idaho?

    I checked salary.com for salary info. I can't seem to find much online in the way of nursing jobs in the Twin Falls area, though.
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  3. by   dramaluvr
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    My dh has a job opportunity in Twin Falls.

    Can you tell me what the job situation is there?
    Are jobs plentiful or ?
    How are nurses generally treated in Idaho?

    I checked salary.com for salary info. I can't seem to find much online in the way of nursing jobs in the Twin Falls area, though.
    There is one hospital in Twin Falls, Magic Valley Regional Medical Center. Other than that there are clinics and offices to work for. The population is approximately 40,000 people. My girlfriend just graduated and is working at the hospital there. I am from Twin Falls and now in WV. Nice place to live and hardly any crime. In terms of salary I could ask my girlfriend and see what she is getting paid. She is on Med-Surg Floor. I think, however, that they are always looking for help. Hope this helps - Angie
  4. by   azmimi
    My husband and I are thinking about relocating to Idaho This coming summer we want to visit Boise and check it out. It doesn't sound too promising job-wise, however. We are both close to retirement age, but I have enjoyed working part-time in the outpatient surgical department for many years and would be interested in that area. It is all in the planning stages for us. He is a school bus driver. I guess that with everything contacts matter.
  5. by   amandahqtpie
    Hiya,
    I grew up in Twin and am getting ready to graduate from the RN program here. Magic Valley regional usually has job oppenings. I believe they are starting at 19.20 something an hour. The pay sounds kinda crappy but the cost of living here isnt too bad. Twin is a good place if you like outdoorsy stuff, lots to do around here for that. Anything else you want to know I can help.
    Amanda
  6. by   azmimi
    To amandahqtpie, Thank you for responding to my note....Alot has happened to us since my post. My dear husband has had a knee replacement, our granddaughter has gotten her tendrils wrapped around our hearts, and I couldn't imagine living far away from her. Our friends who built a home in Idaho are experiencing the same pull for them to go back to California where their family is living....so you see life is like that.....what you think you want is sometimes shown to be not in your best interest after all. Idaho will be there a long time, hopefully we can visit some time in the future God willing. Let me wish you the best in your nursing career. I have been a nurse for over 40 years, and it has been good. One word of advise: if you are not happy in what you are doing, don't be afraid to try something else. In my experience, those nurses who are hating nursing are those who stayed at a job because of benefits or that old standby excuse "But I have so much invested in this job, etc., etc." Be willing to move on to something else, not when you're having a challenging shift, but when you realize there is no more to learn in this particular job situation....Best wishes to you and congratulations in completing nursing school which I am sure challenged you far beyond anything you ever expected... azmimi

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