BEST STATES/CITIES for RN Jobs

  1. 0 Which States and Cities presently have the highest demand to fill Nursing Jobs?

    I am an experienced RN with allot of ER experience but no recent Hospital experience. Presently in RN Re Entry program in California.


    WhichStates and Cities presently have the highest demand to fill Nursing Jobs?


    Looking for either RN re entry Preceptorship or direct hire onto ED or Telemetry.

    Do wehave any recent state maps and demographics of Hospital hiring needs thatanyone is aware of??
  2. Visit  byrone profile page

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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    A great web site.....not many needs in my state.
    City and Area Median Salary Employees Job Density
    Barnstable Town $75,000 2,580 +36%
    Boston $93,000 48,240 +35%
    Brockton $79,000 2,320 +36%
    Framingham $76,000 2,990 -7%
    Haverhill $67,000 1,580 +3%
    Lawrence $79,000 1,920 +76%
    Leominster $79,000 1,300 +47%
    Lowell $71,000 2,360 +2%
    New Bedford $73,000 1,560 +31%
    Peabody $68,000 2,320 +19%
    Springfield $71,000 6,610 +10%
    Taunton $78,000 760 -4%
    Worcester $83,000 7,510 +49%
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  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    look at West Virginia....
    West Virginia
    City and Area Median Salary Employees Job Density
    Charleston $58,000 3,720 +31%
    Huntington $58,000 4,600 +110%
    Morgantown $59,000 2,450 +155%
    Parkersburg $53,000 1,540 +22%
    Wheeling $44,000 1,930 +61%

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  5. Visit  jrwest profile page
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    NYS:
    New York
    City and Area Median Salary Employees Job Density
    Albany $61,000 9,500 +3%
    Binghamton $55,000 2,400 +11%
    Buffalo $64,000 11,460 +1%
    Elmira $54,000 770 +16%
    Glens Falls 1,010 +7%
    Ithaca $57,000 680 -5%
    Kingston $61,000 1,000 -9%
    Nassau $78,000 26,180 +1%
    New York $82,000 96,270 -10%
    Poughkeepsie $73,000 4,950 +0%
    Rochester $60,000 10,850 +5%
    Syracuse $59,000 6,780 +7%
    Utica $58,000 3,020 +25%
  6. Visit  roser13 profile page
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    I have not heard of any states/cities that really have any demand at all for nurses. Here on AN.com, I have occasionally seen posts that mention nursing positions going unfilled in more rural, under-served areas of the country.
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  7. Visit  HouTx profile page
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    Very large health care organizations all across the US are currently in "downsizing" mode - due to many factors. Whenever this occurs, the local market has a surge of highly qualified, experienced nurses looking for jobs. This 'trickle down' effect has the most impact on new grads, but any other less experienced nurses are also affected.

    My advice? Look at areas that are experiencing population increases because this drives all social services, including health care.
  8. Visit  hope3456 profile page
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    The"energy boom" areas - North Dakota, Wyoming, parts of Pennsylvania, Alaska.
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  9. Visit  byrone profile page
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    Thanks for the link very helpful!
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  10. Visit  byrone profile page
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    Thanks!!
  11. Visit  limetree1987 profile page
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    Esme12, how accurate do you think the median salaries are? I live in Massachusetts and I don't know any nurses who make nearly as much money as stated in the table. Most job postings I have seen in MA have pay rates of $22-28/hour for experienced RN's with a bachelor's degree. The highest I have seen is probably $35/hour and that was for travel nursing.
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  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from limetree1987
    Esme12, how accurate do you think the median salaries are? I live in Massachusetts and I don't know any nurses who make nearly as much money as stated in the table. Most job postings I have seen in MA have pay rates of $22-28/hour for experienced RN's with a bachelor's degree. The highest I have seen is probably $35/hour and that was for travel nursing.
    I live in MA and I think they are accurate. Experienced nurses >15yrs at the Brigham make above $80.00/hr. North Shore are slightly higher....medians are taking the highest and the lowest....your rougher areas pay better. rural are slightly less. If you have less than 5 years you are looking around $25.00 to $30.00.....in acute care.

    Most facilites pay very little for BSN differential.....while they want it...they aren't willing to pay for it. Personally I would do travel for $35.00... but I have 35 years critical care experience and at the top of the pay scale/ The market stinks I know you are looking...PM me where have you looked....may be I can give you a few ideas
  13. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from limetree1987
    Esme12, how accurate do you think the median salaries are? I live in Massachusetts and I don't know any nurses who make nearly as much money as stated in the table. Most job postings I have seen in MA have pay rates of $22-28/hour for experienced RN's with a bachelor's degree. The highest I have seen is probably $35/hour and that was for travel nursing.
    I have never heard of an experienced BSN prepared RN making $22/hr in Massachusetts. I started out at $27/hr as a new grad 6 years ago. The starting (step 1) salary in the union hospitals in Boston is $30+/hr. The highest step nurses in Boston union hospitals make $60+hr.
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  14. Visit  Tmari1 profile page
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    Memphis, TN. They need RNs.

    Also, they make more than $22-28/hr?
    The prison nurses alone make $35/hr

    My mom, BSN for 24 years starting MSN program, made $61/hr at the Med.

    I think the average for new graduates is $26-28/hr but otherwise the pay is much higher.

    And cost of living is pretty decent, especially with all the surrounding cities.
    I live in Southaven,MS and to commute to downtown Memphis takes 15 min from my doorstep to clocking in with morning traffic.
    I pay $662/mon rent for 2 bedroom 2 bath. $140 utilities. $13 water.
    Living in the city itself is slightly more expensive because of the MLGW bill. They'll fool you with cheap rent but MLGW usually adds $200-$500/month which is why I choose to live in Southaven.

    Anyways, that's the info I can provide from my residence.
    And yes, an RN is in high demand.
    The only difficult place to get hired is Lebonheur or St.Jude..
    but the MED, Baptist, Methodist, St. Francis as well as private hospitals are ALWAYS hiring.
    Then there are tons of medical office chains like Memphis Neurology who have offices all over mid-south area.
    Then there are tons of rehabilitation clinics, etc.
    SO.. plenty of job opportunities, decent pay, and lower cost of living.
    That's Memphis, TN for you.

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