Best places for LPN's to make a good salary and able to buy country property

  1. 0 Hi all.....Anyone know where LPN's can find jobs with average wages and still be able to find country homes with acreage without having to pay a kazillion bucks for it? Someplace where salary and cost of living are compatible with each other? Thanks.........
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    Roozeyk has '29' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ER, OB/GYN, Womens Health'. From 'SoMo'; Joined Jan '03; Posts: 136; Likes: 22.

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  4. Visit  ernurse803} profile page
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    Hi all.....Anyone know where LPN's can find jobs with average wages and still be able to find country homes with acreage without having to pay a kazillion bucks for it? Someplace where salary and cost of living are compatible with each other? Thanks.........

    Hi! You may want to look in North Carolina for property & a job. Good luck!!!
  5. Visit  lisamc1RN} profile page
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    Head for Ohio. My husband and I don't own much property (1.25 acres) but there is plenty to be had for reasonable prices.
  6. Visit  Jo Dirt} profile page
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    I live in Middle Tennessee. Nursing homes around here generally start out at around $14.00-15.00 per hour. I am currently working a very nice 7pm-7am job sitting with an elderly couple who are very low maintenance. They go to bed and sleep all night. I am expected to come sit a few hours, watch tv and go to bed (they even have a room and a bed for the nurse) and I make $18.00/hr. I hope this job lasts forever. I NEVER want to go back to a nursing home! Depending on what you what you might find a trailer and a few acres for $40-60,000.00
    I own a 12 acre, level, very private building lot for sale, all wooded with a perk site ready and I have it on the market for $25,000. No restrictions, and you can put a house, trailer, yurt, or whatever you want on the place.
  7. Visit  Achoo!} profile page
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    Wisconsin also
  8. Visit  JacqueOCS} profile page
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    We've recently relocated to TN (about 11 miles from Clarksville) and bought an old farmhouse (in excellent shape) and 6 acres for under a $100K. The nursing wages are around $12-14 an hour.

    Good luck!
  9. Visit  sassynurse78} profile page
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    I live in Southern Indiana, where a short drive to Lousiville Ky could bring you as much as 18-20 dollers an hour (I have been told anyways) or locally 15-17 an hour for LPN's I just bought 9 acres wooded lot that has not been logged in at least forty years for 21,000. Logged it very lightly and received 6,000 for that which brought my price of the land down to 15,000. I have been checking around about building and seems like after new modest house (three bedrooms, 2 bath), septic, utilities etc, I should defiantly be under 90,000.
  10. Visit  SophieMae} profile page
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    I can't tell you where you will find your part of the earth for a decent price but you wont find it here in Maine. The best advice I can give you is to look for foreclosures. It is sad to benefit from others pain but if the opportunity is there....someone will take it, it might as well be you.
  11. Visit  Necielou2} profile page
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    I live in Southern Ohio...and the LPN jobs are plentiful, well that is if you like long term care. I am 30 miles outside of Cincinnati, there is land to be had, and if you like long term care the salary is in the high teen's....Hospital's are hiring...some....The cost of living north of Cincinnati is not to bad...decent home in the $150,000 region and that would be with a little land. Lot's of Facilities are offering sign on bonus'. My problem is we are being transferred to Phoenix...what are my chances in AZ...I have been an LPN since 1984...anyone with an insight into that area?
  12. Visit  LVNRRT} profile page
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    Wages in Texas fluctuate according to specialty and knowledge. I use to make $12/hr working pediatric trauma, in a level 1 trauma center, but with that experience was able to transfer to pediatric home-health and now get $22/hr plus overtime (working pedi-ventilator cases). The land prices in the suburban areas are very reasonable. I have 7 acres (about 45 minutes north of Houston) that I purchased for $18,000.
  13. Visit  pattyzaccy} profile page
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    I ve worked in connecticut ltc for 23 years started with $7.50 a hour now up to $26.00 an hour!!! Others places in area are pretty close to this amount except the hospitals of course cost of living is high such as buying a house between about $225.00 to $400.00
  14. Visit  mattsmom81} profile page
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    I agree with LVNRRT. Prices for land in Texas are very reasonable if you don't mind a bit of commute to work. Texas is a HUGE state so we got used to long drives there...LOL!

    Now we live in Washington state, but before we left, my hubby was considering a big chunk of land southwest of Fort Worth... just for the remoteness/quiet. Its much prettier down towards Hill Country however, more trees, hills, greenery.

    My sister just moved to Houston which is VERY expensive in the city limits. If one doesn't mind a looong commute, very pretty property is available north several hours, for quite reasonable prices.

    I could see myself living out there and doing agency work out of Houston.


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