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

  1. 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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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   neonurse97
    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!
  4. by   RazzleNdazzle
    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.
  5. by   lampost20
    Any other recommendations pertaining to decent sized cities with little to no snow??
  6. by   RazzleNdazzle
    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.
  7. by   nursemichelle80
    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!
  8. by   nursemichelle80
    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
  9. by   lampost20
    Which City in Florida? I have no family so all I do is Travel.
  10. by   nursemichelle80
    Quote from lampost20
    Which City in Florida? I have no family so all I do is Travel.
    The Pensacola area.
  11. by   nola1202
    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.
  12. by   xtxrn
    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
  13. by   magnoliophyte
    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
  14. by   Orange Tree
    I think you would easily find a job in south texas (san antonio or further south).

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