Quote from mlok
I am a new grad RN from CA and having an extremely hard time finding a job. I am thinking about relocating to Oklahoma. I have a few questions:
What is the average salary for a new grad?
Average cost for a one bedroom apartment per month?
Can you recommend a few hospitals in a moderately/well populated city? I am afraid the transition from a large California city to a rural one will be too much for me, especially if I will not know anyone.
Also, do any hospitals offer relocation assistance?
Thank you in advance. I will really appreciate any help you can provide!
This info is for TULSA
~$18-19.00/hr I got a $7,000 sign on bonus paid out over the 2 year commitment at the going tax rate of (lame) 60%. But it's more than nothing.
~If your paying more than $600 for a one bed room you're in a "nicer" apartment. Less than that and well I wouldn't want to live there.
~ Tulsa is no Cali. Things are different around here. I come from Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth in particular. Tulsa was a one horse town, I thought at first. Having lived here 6 years its' just the right size. You have one of everything (shopping entertainment ect...). Tulsa is very much a small business, entrepreneur, conservative, family oriented place. It is growing A LOT. They say we are in a recession....but it's not in Tulsa. They're building stuff everywhere.
I think you will be very pleasantly surprised by Tulsa. Home go for $85-120/square foot to buy, renting is very affordable, gas is $2.09 today and milk is $2.88, movies are $6.50. Dallas is a short 4 hours away with the MEGA shopping and international airport.
Overall, and this is coming from a Texas Boy, Tulsa is a great place to live.