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

  1. 0 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 yet again to Texas hear it is booming out there, can anyone verify or deny this. FYI I am a Psychiatric Nurse.

    THX
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  3. Visit  lampost20 profile page

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    lampost20 has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psychiatric, Corrections'. Joined Jul '10; Posts: 13; Likes: 4.

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  4. Visit  neonurse97 profile page
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    Yes, it's booming if you don't mind a job in retail, fast food, etc. Finding a job in nursing will be difficult. Good luck to you!
  5. Visit  RazzleNdazzle profile page
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    I'm Ohio, but....wouldn't you just apply there first before relocating and crossing your fingers? I've heard that about Texas before but have no hard proof. I always hear the south is in more need than the north.
  6. Visit  lampost20 profile page
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    Any other recommendations pertaining to decent sized cities with little to no snow??
  7. Visit  RazzleNdazzle profile page
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    My suggestion is start travel nursing. There are companies that have people go all over. If you already have experience (1-2 yrs from girls I know) then they could hire you within weeks. From the sounds of it you are already traveling/thinking of moving/willing to move again. Hit up the agencies. Make a phone call and they'll call you back right away.
  8. Visit  nursemichelle80 profile page
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    Quote from lampost20
    Any other recommendations pertaining to decent sized cities with little to no snow??

    You could move to the panhandle of Florida and work with me The guy I work with now is retiring on Sept. 29th and his position will then be advertised. You have to be an RN and have psych experience to get it. It is a prison job but awesome benefits (state job). I love it!
  9. Visit  nursemichelle80 profile page
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    Quote from lampost20
    Any other recommendations pertaining to decent sized cities with little to no snow??

    P.S.--we don't have snow...only beaches more beautiful than you can imagine
  10. Visit  lampost20 profile page
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    Which City in Florida? I have no family so all I do is Travel.
  11. Visit  nursemichelle80 profile page
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    Quote from lampost20
    Which City in Florida? I have no family so all I do is Travel.
    The Pensacola area.
  12. Visit  nola1202 profile page
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    I Love Texas and it's huge so there has to be a nursing job out there somewhere That said, I love Pensicola too. It's about an hour and a half
    from New Orleans, and not far from Mobile and close to other beaches
    like Fort Walton. The area has a lot of military bases.
    On a lighter note, my friend moved to Arizona where she works as she
    puts it "Scary Tuscon" (Sierra Tuscon) It's psych nursing for the rich and
    self-paying, often demanding, used to hired help type. Mostly she says it's ok, but she just went PRN with a big sigh of relief. She says the full-timers have a lousy deal so far as scheduling and get floated frequently.
    I know you'll find a job, you deserve a good job.
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  13. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    I moved from the Midwest to TX, and lived there from 1985-2002 (nearly 2003). In the rural areas, they have jobs. Look into the towns within 60-100 miles of a larger town, so day trips are easily done. The cost of living was WAY lower than here (back in MW, came to help with demented mom- she died, I got sick, now am stuck at least for the midrange future). The salaries sound bad on paper, but once the cost of living is figured in, it was a higher quality of life there.

    I've packed to go back 3 times in 8 1/2 years- it was good enough to go back to - just haven't been able to. Maybe figure out a way to visit? I love Austin and the Hill Country...my heart is home there
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  14. Visit  magnoliophyte profile page
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    This is courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The general unemployment rate of an area should give you a good idea of the outlook on healthcare jobs since unemployment in non-healthcare fields directly affects employment for HCW's.

    http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/mstrtcr1.gif
  15. Visit  Orange Tree profile page
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    I think you would easily find a job in south texas (san antonio or further south).
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