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Old 10-21-2007, 10:27 AM
 
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I'm finishing school in NJ, then moving to Dallas to be by family. My husband and I & kids have been checking out, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and the areas towards my family, Mansfild, Keller, North Richland etc.

My question is how much can a NEW RN expect to make in a hospital vs. a speciality DR. I currently work as a surgical tech for a dermatologist. I'd like to stay in surgery or deramtology.

In South NJ a NEW RN can make from $24-28 hr in the hospital. $20-23 in a dr's office.

Thanks a bunch!
Tammy
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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I'm finishing school in NJ, then moving to Dallas to be by family. My husband and I & kids have been checking out, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and the areas towards my family, Mansfild, Keller, North Richland etc.

My question is how much can a NEW RN expect to make in a hospital vs. a speciality DR. I currently work as a surgical tech for a dermatologist. I'd like to stay in surgery or deramtology.

In South NJ a NEW RN can make from $24-28 hr in the hospital. $20-23 in a dr's office.

Thanks a bunch!
Tammy
I worked as a nurse recruiter for 2 years in California. RN's make significantly less here than they do in the Northeast or in California.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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When my wife got her RN almost 4 years ago the starting pay for her at Baylor downtown was $18 hr. From what she hears most of the other hospitals in the area do have higher starting pay.

Remember the cost of living here is lower so you don't have to start out quite as high as you would in the NE.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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I've been an RN for 27yrs, 23 of them here in Texas. I think you will find that $28hr is for a seasoned nurse in the Dallas area. You could pick up extra bucks with shift diffs, holidays and sign on bonuses to supplement your salary but I think starting pay is going to be in the low $20's. Most of the larger hospitals have new grad programs which will get your foot in the door. Good luck.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:37 PM
 
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How about medical assistants?

The friend that wants to move with me is a certified medical assistant here in CA. She's been doing it for almost 10 years.

Is there a statewide Medical Assistant certification/license in TX? I've been trying to find information but haven't had much luck.. might as well ask you!
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