Nursing Careers 2013: What Cities Have the Most Opportunities?

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With an aging population, there are nursing opportunities everywhere, but why not follow the snowbirds down south and enjoy a little sun and surf as well as growing employment. Fort Walton, Florida has a little of both and is a wonderful place to start a nursing career. Unlike some northern states, Florida’s population is growing and with it the need for health care workers in general and nurses specifically.

If the heat and humidity is not your idea of a good time, then Boston might be more to your liking. For state of the art health care, there is no place better than Boston. Hospitals here include Beth Israel, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. In the past few years, the health care industry here saw more growth than any other area.

One city you may have never considered is Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With a low unemployment rate in general and a $2 million dollar gift to local hospitals, employment has been on the rise for nurses just starting out and those who are continuing their nursing career. The city was also ranked as one of the best small cities for careers for the past seven years.

If the idea of a college town is more to your liking, think about Madison, Wisconsin. You’ll find the University of Wisconsin there as well as several world class hospitals. Not to mention, the unemployment rate is at a low 2.6%. You’ll also find plenty of home grown entertainment, shops, and restaurants.

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As a nurse, you get the joy of helping others on a daily basis, but don’t forget to take some time for yourself to enjoy your surroundings. Finding the right city to start or continue your nursing career can make all the difference in the world.

This post has been provided by Beth Sager on behalf of Drexel University Online. Drexel offers top accredited online nursing degrees and certificates. Beth has been a freelance writer for a number of years. She also teaches part-time at a community college in Greenville, SC.

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2 thoughts on “Nursing Careers 2013: What Cities Have the Most Opportunities?”

  1. I was down in Florida from 2001-2006. I am a LPN from NY
    I had no problem getting a job. I even took a course in MDS and got a job
    There are more opportunities for LPN’s down south than in NY. I was in the St.Petersburg Florida. The pay was good also.

  2. Madison, WI? This article was very poorly researched. Madison has 7 nursing schools within 60 miles, and because its such a wonderful city, most wish to stay in the area. We have, quite simply, an OVERSUPPLY of nurses in the Madison area. This article makes me wonder how carefully Scrubs edits submissions. Laughable.

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