So I cannot find a job, thinking about relocating to Texas - page 3

Been a RN for two Years, and recently and stupidly made a move to Nevada the unemployment capital of the US at a strong 19 % (including the 5 % that have given up or not eligible for unemployment) So I am thinking of relocating... Read More

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    I live in Houston so yes, that explains a lot. I think I've pretty much given up on hospital job and am targeting psych places. I have heard the border needs nurses, but it's not a place I'm willing to relocate to.

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    3 years ago there was a big surge of RN's in my hospital (NJ) moving to texas. Alot from my ICU. They are happy with their moves as they are making comparable or even a little more money there than in NJ, the cost of living is way cheaper, and what gets you a shack in NJ, gets you a custom built home in TX.

    Then again, that was 3 years ago.

    I am unemplyed here in NJ. The labor department emailed me jobs yesterday. All in CT, NY or PA. They had none to offer in NJ. Go figure.
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    Quote from Bonnie86
    I'm a new RN grad in Texas and neither have I, nor 90% of those I graduated with, landed nursing jobs. It's going on 6 months now. I'm not sure where everyone is getting the info that jobs are plentiful in Texas, they're really not. It's been a HUGE struggle just to land an interview. I graduated with honors and have been in the medical field for years. We have tons of nursing schools churning out new grads and I'm really sorry to say this but it depresses me even more to read everyone packing up and wanting to move here. Lived here all my life and I can't find a nursing job.
    That's disappointing. I'm from NY and its said that Texas is filled with Nursing Jobs. Many of the job fairs in NYC have Texas hospitals urging nurses to come to Texas, some even offering relocation assistance. I recently applied for my TX license but I hope it wasn't a waste. I hope you find a job soon.
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    Try rural Texas. Get a year or so of experience under your belt and then you can move back to the big city. I couldn't find a job back home (I'm from GA), so I moved to rural TX for work. Best decision I ever made.

    I would stay away from the border towns too, if at all possible. Look for smaller towns around at least 40 min from the border. South TX has nurses from all over the globe because no one really wants to move here. Experience is experience and you can write your own ticket in a couple of years.
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    Border towns and rural areas are where the jobs are. Not in the major cities.
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    Why is everyone wanting to move to Texas??? I live in texas and the nursing market is so over saturated I have friends with years of RN experience who have been unemployed for almost 6 months. And thats people who live in the Austin area, and South Texas in rural border towns.
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    This thread is over a year old at this point. I think the tendency to move to Texas willy-nilly has died down somewhat. The word is getting out that this is not the new grad mcca some misguidedly thought it to be.

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