Quote from missboo622
I am thinking of relocating to Columbus, MS and wanted to know about the hospitals in the area. I actually posted a salary question in the General Discussion, but thought I might get better response here. I wanted to know what the starting pay (approx) for a new grad is. I am working in an ER for the past 3 months and make 20.95 base, $27.25 contracting to work weekends.
I know Baptist is in the area, but what other hospitals are there and what city are they in? Does the AFB have a hospital on base?
Any general info about the area would be greatly appreciated!
Don't let someone who has never been to Mississippi scare you away! Especially a Canadian who knew somebody at the Columbus Air Base - which is totally different world! [No offense Z's Playa]
Columbus is a beautiful, progressive town, I would call it mid-size for Mississippi towns. Columbus has a major university, Mississippi University for Women (that is really co-ed and has a Nursing program), great shopping, wonderful restaurants, and is less than an hour drive from many other towns such as Starkville, Oxford, Tupelo and Tusculoosa, Alabama. The capitol of Mississippi, Jackson is just 2 hours away and Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee are close too.
Hospitals in the area include Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle and Oktibbeha County Hospital in the near-by town of Starkville (home of Mississippi State University.) And if you need a larger hospital, as I said Tusculoosa isn't too far away!
Why not make a visit and see what you think???