Did you end up moving to FL? I live in Orlando, have worked here 3 years and I actually want to move to NYC. I really liked your post on another thread and tried to reply to your comment but it wouldn't let me. This is what I posted:
I found your post very helpful! $10,000 is the number I had in my had for savings prior to moving up there. You seem like you know the NYC job market and overall living experience very well...would you be able to answer a few questions for me? Like the person that originally started this thread, it is my dream to move to NYC. I'm originally from LI, have family in the city and have always wanted to move back (we moved to FL when I was 6). NY is in my blood!
I have 2 years experience on a surgical oncology unit (mastectomies, lots of head and neck patients so have exp with larys and trachs, whipples, colorectal surgeries, etc) and started a job in pediatric hem/onc in January. I knew I wanted chemo experience prior to moving, and have been getting a lot of that at my current job. I know I want to stay in oncology, just figuring out if I def wanna say in peds. Of course my ultimate dream is to work at MSKCC! Don't even know where to start regarding getting in there, though.
Anyway, I would like to move to NYC around Feb of next year (if I have enough money) but I'm deciding if I should get up there via travel nursing or try to find a permanent job. I'm a little wary of the travel nursing thing, and I know that NYC is where I want to be permanently. What is your opinion on this? Also, about housing...I have bad credit as a result of bad decisions I made back in college, but I have a perfect rental history. What are the chances a landlord will accept me? Feel free to email me email@example.com or reply here. I would really appreciate any advice/insight! Thank you so much.