Any idea how the job market is for experienced RN's in Pittsburgh? UPMC?
eriksoln, BSN, RN
Has 15 years experience.
Specializes in M/S, Travel Nursing, Pulmonary.
May 9, 2011
I live very close to PITT. My understanding:
Since West Penn closed, a lot of positions got filled in the immediate areas surrounding them. Nursing homes that used to have to beg for help now are fully staffed.
There are jobs, most certainly there are. More than likely though, they will be off shift (nights).
I think the market is decent.. I know a couple of nursing/rehab facilities that are hurting for nurses right now, theyll need some for the summertime as well. AGH also absorbed a couple units when West Penn closed and I know theyve been hiring new grads, so they would definitely welcome an experienced RN.
May 10, 2011
After checking out Pittsburgh and Philly, decided to go with Philly. Thanks for the info!
Has 25 years experience.
Specializes in Psych, Informatics, Biostatistics.
Nov 12, 2011
Why? I am thinking of relocating to Pittsburgh because it's 5 hours to TO, not 9 or 10. I will miss my friends, and job.
tokidoki7, ASN, RN
The job market appears to be getting better in Pittsburgh.
How do you like living there, Tokidoki7? I agree with you, the job prospects are good, over 400 at UPMC alone. Are there relocation packages available?
Nov 13, 2011
I don't have any info on UPMC relocation packages as I was born and raised here. Pittsburgh is not a bad place to live. The cost of living is low and crime isn't bad compared to most cities.*
UPMC is opening a new hospital next summer, so there will be plenty of positions avaiable with people wanting to transfer. There is also the West Penn Allegheny Health System that will be reopening one of their hospitals real soon.*
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