Hello....Im from NY and am looking to find work in Australia. I have been doing some research on this idea for a bit. Ive come across a couple of issues and wanted to know if anyone from the US has ever moved to work in Australia. I spoke to a recruitment agency in Australia and they said the pay goes by how many years of experience you have. So if i worked for 3 years as an RN then i would be making $60,000 annually. Now to my understanding...i hear the cost of living is much higher in Australia than NY. How does one survive if they make so much less than what they make now. I was wondering if their is such a RN travel agency that sends u there and pays u more....or pays for ur housing or gives u some sort of stipend. Or a RN travel agency in Australia that do what we do here and give u something ...anything lol I really would like to work in Australia but i just don't see how i'd make it there with a lot less money than what i make here. It just seems very risky. The recruitment agency only helps u have a smooth transition. They tell u how to get ur papers going and then when ur ready to apply they send out ur resume to a bunch of hospitals. But according to them....the hospital will be paying me and they have nothing to do with that. idk. Anyone have any pointers at all on this matter....id truly appreciate it. Thanku.
Nov 26, '12
Now let me understand what you are saying......how do you make more money than the local nurses.....are there agencies that supply perks. Above what the hospital will pay. None that I know of.........do you have qualifications that are in short supply, such as a NP in renal, theatre, with loads of experience that a hospital would consider your skills rather special that a local has not been found and believe you are worth giving free acommodation/car to help persuade you take the job?
We survive, possibly better than anywhere else, seems like it with the influx of overseas nurses wanting work. If you have no debts you should survive as well just like an Aussie nurse.
Last edit by ceridwyn on Nov 26, '12