Im planning to move to Utah but am wondering if there are RN job opportunities there. Anyone from Utah here??
Pick the city where you want to live, locate the major healthcare employers and apply at their websites. If you have the kind of education and experience they're looking for, they'll interview you. It's pretty straightforward.
However, my experience on Internet forums shows that most people who ask questions such as yours generally don't have the right experience and/or are new grads. If they have nursing experience, generally it's in nursing jobs that are quite different from what they want. If that's your case then it may be challenging to get an interview even if there are lots of openings in Utah.
Nurses are quite mobile as professionals and if you meet their requirements I see no problems with moving to Utah, except be aware of the cost. I'm a bachelor with no kids and fairly little furniture, and it must have cost me at least $1,500 to move just 90 miles from Chicago to Northern Illinois. The moving company charged my only about $600, but there were other expenses involved. If you're relocating halfway across the country you may have to spend several thousand dollars. That's coming out of your pocket, not the employer's. Then you start your orientation and practicing on the floor but it may be 3 weeks, maybe even more, before you get your first check and start saving again.
A move is not for somebody who's broke and without savings.
Good luck, buddy.
Last edited by markpajak2; 05-25-2012 at 05:59 PM.