Pay and jobs in Vermont - page 2

I have heard from many people that it is impossible for anyone to live in Vermont if you aren't wealthy. I find it hard to believe there are no jobs in VT. BTW, I lived there for 2 years as a... Read More

  1. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from dnw826
    I would veto this one. I am in NC and I hate it. Lots of people love it, but the snow is rare, the cost of living even in small towns is absolutely outrageous, and honestly, 99% of the schools suck. I have heard some good things about a couple of towns, but they are few and far between, and I would DEFINITELYcheck them out first hand for a week in the summer first before you decide.
    I completely disagree with you on this. I personally do not live in NC, but I do have plans on moving there, and have done a ton of research on the state and I have been there many times. I also have family that live there, so I get a lot of input from them. YES, you will find areas that are ridiculously expensive to live in (that goes for any state). However, there are many wonderful places to live where your average home will cost you between $180,000 and $220,000 and wages will still be in the low $20's. That is not by any means "absolutely outrageous". In fact, if you look at national statistics, NC isn't anywhere on the list of "expensive cities." Perhaps it is expensive by your means, but if you compare it to national averages, it is about par. Perhaps my idea of expensive is skewed because I currently live in a very expensive city (Las Vegas/Henderson) and the average 3 bed 2 bath home/condo was just recently raised to somewhere around the $340,000 mark. Apartments are also ridiculously expensive. Also, once you start looking at locations in California, Tucson, NY, Massachusetts and start looking at homes that start out in the $500,000 (for average homes) and even up to the $800,000 range in San Francisco for average homes.. that is when I think we can safely say those places are "absolutely outrageous".. but NC is by no means outrageous.

    Just my 2 cents. :spin:
  2. by   kris_rn
    Quote from maledi
    i'll have to tell you that vremont is definately affordable to live in. i grew up in st.albans and lived there until 3 years ago when i moved here to ma. moving to ma was a huge shock because of the cost of living. it is outrageous here. in fact, i was born in the small hospital that the lady above speaks of. it's very cozy and i would work there in a heart beat if i lived in vermont. the pay is less but the fall leaves are beautiful and so is the snow. be prepared to freeze your buns off though!


    hi there!
    im interested to apply for a registratin in vermont
    but i was told that vermont has a high standard
    of living, is that true? thank you!

    kris
  3. by   lovesnursing52
    Housing is expensive, if you are looking to buy. However, I think it is pretty much that way across the country these days. And we just had our homes reassessed this year. So depending on where you live, taxes could be high.
    Public transportation is not very available. Fuel is at $3.00 a gallon, now. And you do have to travel to shop. (Though you could find a town where you can walk to most everything.)
    I would say that most other staples are about the same in the northeast.
    Hope this helps.
  4. by   flyinghigh
    Hiii,I have a small doubt.can anyone please clear it?In the application form of BON vermont it is stated that PAYMENT MUST BE US FUND.Does that means US dollars? and can it be send by demand draft?if not can anyone tell me how??Thanks in advance.:typing
  5. by   mtreyes
    Quote from flyinghigh
    Hiii,I have a small doubt.can anyone please clear it?In the application form of BON vermont it is stated that PAYMENT MUST BE US FUND.Does that means US dollars? and can it be send by demand draft?if not can anyone tell me how??Thanks in advance.:typing
    That means bank fraft in US dollars... i also sent the same... bank draft amounting to 150 US dollars
  6. by   Sistermoon
    I live in New Hampshire and work in Brattleborough, Vermont. It's an hour's drive each way for me. Sure, there are places to work nearer to home, but as a new psych nurse, I've got the most wonderful internship going imaginable. The leaves are just starting to turn and are just beautiful already. There are several ski areas nearby, and I'm planning to try them all over the next few years...it'll take me a few years to know all these mountains and waterways, state parks and roadside viewing stops. Most of the towns around here are quaint. There's just no better word for them. So I can't speak for the economics, although they seem reasonable to me. I don't know much about the school system, except that I haven't heard nearly as much complaining here as I do in NH. But I know it is absolutely beautiful here. The people I work with have been in this area, and have even worked in this same facility, for twenty+ years in many cases. People seem to settle in and stay. And they're happy...not miserable. That fact alone speaks volumes. Hope this helps you!
  7. by   baskbetball
    to; lovenursing:

    just glad when i viewed your thread re vermont, illbe taking the nclex this week im from philippines and presently in chicago as a tourist, do you think its possible for me to find an employment once i pass? will there be hospitals who are willing topetition foreign nurses?
    tnx
  8. by   Nancy Nurse 07
    I grew up in Vermont,left for 14 years and now am back. Fletcher Allen Health Care starts new grads in the ballpark of $22.00 an hours. The schools in Vermont are #1, seasons are wonderful and it is extremely pet friendly. I have lived in many different places and Vermont is not anymore expensive than anywhere else. Burlington is a small and vibrant city situated on Lake Champlain. The university is next door and is a top notch research university. I think you would love it here.
  9. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks Nancy Nurse 07.:roll So Burlington is very pet friendly!!!!!! I'm glad to hear about that. I will definately put Burlington on my vacation list so I can go and check it out for the future.
  10. by   yoo jin
    I wanted to work in vt because its peaceful there (I think).. I Like the city.. but I adore nature. Its nice to wake up seeing trees and mountains over hustle bustles of downtown:trout:
  11. by   elmoSchizo
    i find vermont quite interesting since my friends told me that there aren't much requirements needed..is it true??and also,i wanted to know where 2 download d aplication form for such place..:spin: thnx..
  12. by   oneproudigorot
    Quote from elmoSchizo
    i find vermont quite interesting since my friends told me that there aren't much requirements needed..is it true??and also,i wanted to know where 2 download d aplication form for such place..:spin: thnx..
    you can download their application form by going to ncsbn site and locating for the vermont state board of nursing or you can just type the vermont state board of nursing in the search engine...

    Can anybody here tell me if there are filipino nurses in vermont? Is vermont in need of nurses? I applied to vermont for my nclex...
  13. by   catslave
    Quote from Blackcat99
    Vermont sounds wonderful. However, I have heard that Vermont is not pet friendly and that it is almost impossible to find any apartments that allow pets? Is this true? Thanks.:spin:
    Apartments allowing pets especially dogs could be difficult - at least in southern vermont.

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