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Old 12-02-2011, 01:16 PM
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So it official, I have my plane ticket, I'll be a Dade county resident on March 9th. So the worry had start to set in. I would like to know how the job market is for health care clerical/Administrative work (hospital operator, front desk, insurance verifying, scheduling, admitting ECT. I have over 5 years with my current employer & two years with the previous employer so I'm defiantly qualified.

Here's the dilemma I'm not sure what’s "good money" in Miami. For this type of work in Cali you could expect anywhere from $16.00-$24.00 per hr based on your experience & education. I'm currently more so on the top rage of that pay scale since I've been with the same employer so long. But as you may or may not know the price of living in Cali is crazy so it evens out. All the listing I see for work in the health care filed in Dade County are in the pay range of $9.00 -15.00 per hour. <--- is that "good money" could a person comfortably live off this amount?

Also here's another dilemma I have, I don't speak Spanish. Now before you guys jump all over that I have found a lot (surprisingly) of opening where they aren't asking the applicant to be bilinguals BUT I'm not sure if it will be a different story once I'm there being interviewed.

Anyone have any insight?
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:15 PM
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Relevant to the subject,can an employer legally demand billingualism from an applicant ..?
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by miamiworshipper View Post
Relevant to the subject,can an employer legally demand billingualism from an applicant ..?
It sure seems like it ! Just about every position say biligul bilingual strongly preferred or non-bilingual need not apply.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:17 PM
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I really suggest to you come down for a week and visit some hospitals. Due your research prior to and make a couple phone calls. Have at least a lead because you don't want to hit road running upon landing cause the road is rather bumpy..... Im in school for radiology and the word is that Miami is over saturated.

As far as spanish, its a probable must especially as front desk. you can't get away from it. Im all the way out in west broward near US 27 and my dentist has only spanish news papers and the staff speak primarily spanish.

I had some work done yesterday and the dental assistant did not understand when I asked it if was going to hurt..... that's bad!!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:52 AM
Location: Miami
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OP- I wouldn't be surprised if one of the first questions you will be asked is if you speak english and spanish for a front desk type position. You will be limiting yourself if you move to Miami without knowing spanish if you stay in the position you are looking for. Now if you go north to Broward or Palm Beach County you will not have that issue as much, so you might want to look into the Ft. Lauderdale area as well.

As far as pay, I don't have an answer. You will take a pay cut most likely, but the cost of living will be slight cheaper. Can someone live on $15 an hour, it can be done probably but it will be rough. You will need a roommate most likely, you will need to live some place cheap and close to work so you don't have to spend much money on gas. And then you will still have to watch your money.
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