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Old 03-25-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Coming out of nursing school they tell you jobs in health care will always be in demand. Well here in Virginia it is not. So we are just not making enough money at my current job here. I am a LPN now but still studying to be a RN by the end of the year. I know LPNs are not really in demand compared to RNs.

I was planning to move to some where else but not sure where. I was considering Florida (Tampa) because it seems like it would be easy to get a cheap house there as well. But at this point it does not matter. Does anyone have any idea where is the best place to move for jobs in the health care field? I say health care because as I said I will be a RN soon. Any advice or suggestions?
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Lots of nice hospitals here in Boston . Many of them are in the process of large expansions like Dana Farber. Check out Mass General Hospital, Dana Farber, Brigham & Women's, Children's Hospital, Shriner's Hospital, Beth Israel, Emerson, Boston Medical Center.

Lots of hospitals in our area, but it's not exactly cheap to live up here either.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Well, this might not be on your radar screen, but Alabama (particularly Birmingham) is a huge healthcare center, both as a regional draw, a comprehensive cancer center, Federal research dollars, the top AIDS clinic in the country, six other medical centers, international patients flying in, you name it. The recruitment campaigns around here are always intense with signing bonuses galore.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Lots of nice hospitals here in Boston . Many of them are in the process of large expansions like Dana Farber. Check out Mass General Hospital, Dana Farber, Brigham & Women's, Children's Hospital, Shriner's Hospital, Beth Israel, Emerson, Boston Medical Center.

Lots of hospitals in our area, but it's not exactly cheap to live up here either.
...as I work in one of those hospitals, but Boston is expensive, too...

In the Longwood Medical area alone, you have the Brigham, Beth Israel/Deaconness, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Joslyn Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Dental School, Harvard School of Public Health, Mass. College of Pharmacy, Children's Hospital, etc.

And Fenway Park is just down the street..
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Yea Longwood is ill *crickets*
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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what?
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It was a bad attempt at a joke. Which is why I put the *crickets* thing there...meaning the sound of crickets.

Ill = cool in slang.

People are ill (sick) when they're at the hospital.

Longwood has many hospitals.

Zoooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

I'll go now.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Houston, Milwaukee, Rochester,MN, San Diego.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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thanks ill check those places out
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Coming out of nursing school they tell you jobs in health care will always be in demand. Well here in Virginia it is not. So we are just not making enough money at my current job here. I am a LPN now but still studying to be a RN by the end of the year. I know LPNs are not really in demand compared to RNs.

I was planning to move to some where else but not sure where. I was considering Florida (Tampa) because it seems like it would be easy to get a cheap house there as well. But at this point it does not matter. Does anyone have any idea where is the best place to move for jobs in the health care field? I say health care because as I said I will be a RN soon. Any advice or suggestions?
Tampa is a good choice as is anywhere on the FL Gulf Coast south of that line, Orlando is also building a lot of new medical facilities...especially around the new UCF medical school..

FL has a high percentage of a demographic (seniors) that needs health care the most, so there will be a pretty high demand down here...

C'mon down.
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