Which has better pay?

  1. 0 I have applied to several LTC facilities and hospitals. I would like to hold out for a hospital because it would be better experience, but they just aren't hiring. I did get a call back from a LTC facility that was considering my application. In your area who has better pay?
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  3. Visit  Sweeti738 profile page

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    Joined Feb '11; Posts: 25; Likes: 9.

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  4. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    Hospitals tend to pay slightly more in my area (NJ) but it's not a huge difference and depends a lot on your experience and where you are located.

    Unfortunately in this job market, holding out for a hospital position may not be smart or realistic. It's often better to have a job and start getting experience than it is to wait around for months for a hospital (which is getting dozens or even hundreds of applications per position) to possibly interview you. If you're offered a LTC job and you have no other job prospects, I suggest you seriously consider taking it.
  5. Visit  Sweeti738 profile page
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    Thanks Ashley! Thats what I was thinking too. Any job is better than no job at all!
  6. Visit  peanutsauce profile page
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    To answer your question, hospitals pay better where I am (Northern California). I completely agree with Ashley about holding out for a hospital position. If the LTC has good working conditions/low turnover, I would seriously consider jumping for it!
  7. Visit  IndyLpn317 profile page
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    Quote from Sweeti738
    I have applied to several LTC facilities and hospitals. I would like to hold out for a hospital because it would be better experience, but they just aren't hiring. I did get a call back from a LTC facility that was considering my application. In your area who has better pay?
    I could not find a hospital job right out of school so I took a position in a LTC facility. I got 9 months experience then applied at 2 different hospitals and got offered a job at both. I took the job that had better benefits. The pay was only $1 difference. The LTC facility offered more because they were so short staffed they didn't want to lose people. I would take the job at the LTC facility if you can't find a hospital that is hiring. Remember, it's not permanent!


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