The best jobs in New Orleans are agency jobs. The money is good and New Orleans needs lots of full time contract nurses. If you work staff, you won't make much money. I work for Symmetric Healthcare Staffing and they pay me well. I work on contract in New Orleans, LA and they provide health insurance and many other unique benefits that other agencies don't provide. They are also Joint Commission Certified which makes me know that I'm working for a solid, sound, and competent company.