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Old 08-24-2010, 06:31 PM
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I graduate nursing school this December and am pondering a move to Birmingham from Little Rock. Could I expect to find employment as a new grad in the area? Does anyone have experience with new grad salary ranges in the area? Here in LR the nursing situation is horrid with some hospitals starting new grads out at $17 and even at that they are not opening up new jobs at this point.

Is around $1100 a reasonable price for a 3bd preferrably 4bd home (not apt) rental in a good neighborhood in the area? I am married with four small children and the only income producer in the family as my wife homeschools the children.

This is the first searching I have attempted in the area so I have zero previous knowledge.

Thank you, TJ
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:25 PM
Location: Hoover, AL
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Congrats on your upcoming graduation!

I can't speak on the subject of salaries or job market for nursing. Hopefully, somebody else will have some insight on that.

It's going to be pretty tough to find a 4 bdrm for 1100/mo in a decent neighborhood. You might be able to find a 3 bdrm. We moved here recently and opted for an apt because we needed a short term lease. I did look into several rental houses--there is much more to choose from in the 1300-1500 range. 4 bdrm rental houses are really hard to find (that's what I was looking for)--especially in that price range.

One problem you may have is the commute to the medical district downtown. You might want to check into a job at St Vincent's East or Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Those hospitals are more convenient to more reasonably priced housing in family friendly areas. I'm not saying that there are no nice areas convenient to downtown--it's just that you are going to pay more to live there. I hope that makes some sense!

Nice areas convenient to downtown: Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Homewood (certain parts of Homewood are not so great), parts of Crestwood are nice

Nice area convenient to St V's East: Trussville, Moody

Nice areas convenient to Shelby Baptist: Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, parts of Hoover

I also homeschool and have 4 children. If you need any info on cover schools, etc., I'd be glad to help--you can dm me.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:38 PM
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:01 AM
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Plenty of nursing jobs in Birmingham.
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