BEST STATES/CITIES for RN Jobs

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    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??

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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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    Last edit by Esme12 on Oct 24, '13
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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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    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%
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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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    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.
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    The"energy boom" areas - North Dakota, Wyoming, parts of Pennsylvania, Alaska.
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    Thanks for the link very helpful!
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    Thanks!!
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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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