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Old 04-25-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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You don't make enough money to enjoy life here. Don't come. Just don't.

Become an RN and you can think about it(you still can't afford to buy a house in LA).
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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Because Michigan sucks. I just bought a 1000 sq. Ft. trailer last year. I'm just ready to move. Beyond ready.
Living with room mates like someone on welfare sucks too and you don't have the time, energy, or money to enjoy your apparent "California benefits"
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:06 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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"Nurse technician" is just the fancy name for CNA in the hospitals here.
Here, a CNA works in nursing homes, skilled care facilities, or with seniors in their homes. A nurse technician is usually enrolled in a BSRN program, works in a hospital, and can draw blood, do EKGs, etc.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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"Nurse technician" is just the fancy name for CNA in the hospitals here.
Roommates is something I'm used to and was figuring I was going to need. Most likely multiple roomates. Thank you for the tip about medical staffing temp angencies. I didn't realize that it boosts CNA salaries. I do have a good car that I will be bringing.
I did check for licensing and it doesnt seem like to much I a problem for getting reciprocity for CA.
Good site for roommates, screens through FB. Craigslist is also an option, but not as secure:
https://www.roomster.com/Search/Los%...118.1552891--1

Also look for jobs at Home Health agencies, they use a lot of CNA's.
Salaries really vary through the LA Metro, so shop around. Kaiser is one of the highest. You will also need to whittle down which part of the huge area you are thinking of living/working in.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:14 PM
 
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Here, a CNA works in nursing homes, skilled care facilities, or with seniors in their homes. A nurse technician is usually enrolled in a BSRN program, works in a hospital, and can draw blood, do EKGs, etc.
That is good to know. I've been noticing that during my research. I was really hoping to be able to stay in a hospital, but doesn't seem possible until I'm in a BSRN program, which is ok too. Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:16 PM
 
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Good site for roommates, screens through FB. Craigslist is also an option, but not as secure:
https://www.roomster.com/Search/Los%...118.1552891--1

Also look for jobs at Home Health agencies, they use a lot of CNA's.
Salaries really vary through the LA Metro, so shop around. Kaiser is one of the highest. You will also need to whittle down which part of the huge area you are thinking of living/working in.
Thanks for the information. It's been hard during my research looking at where exactly to be looking and where the best pay rates are and low rent and so on.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:13 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Is your current hospital part of a chain? Maybe you could transfer.
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:26 AM
 
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Is your current hospital part of a chain? Maybe you could transfer.
Unfortunately they are not. They are only based in Michigan. I wish they had hospitals in CA, I love the hospital I'm at.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the information. It's been hard during my research looking at where exactly to be looking and where the best pay rates are and low rent and so on.
Chances are, the places with the best pay rates (assuming those are the places that are willing to hire you) and low rent will not be remotely in the same neighborhood and you will have to commute. That's not a problem in and of itself (everyone in L.A. does it, pretty much), but just be aware of it. Moving to Los Angeles to spend the majority of your life either in the hospital, in your car or at home resting to go back and do it again tomorrow is going to inevitably wear down on you even if you're doing all those things in the sun and away from the largely dreary MI (I'm a reverse transplant and am contemplating returning to L.A.). I would not move until you've had a job lined up or you are likely to blow through what you think are six months' worth of savings in about three (because L.A. is substantially more expensive in pretty much every aspect than MI) and may still not have a job (you will be competing with lots of people very similar to yourself in a much denser market than MI). Not to say you shouldn't do it (because I do believe that it's worth it if done right), but you need to plan a little bit better for it.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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Unfortunately they are not. They are only based in Michigan. I wish they had hospitals in CA, I love the hospital I'm at.
Why not stay? Get a beautiful view of nature or the Great Lake and pay WAY less than even places in the Central Valley here in california. You'll be much happier on your income there than living like a welfare recipient or a college student here
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