It’s a well-known fact that the demand for nurses is increasing every day. In fact, the bureau for labor statistics reports that employment for nurses is expected to increase by 16% through 2024. If you’re curious to know which current U.S. cities have high needs for nurses, look no further.
We’ve put together a list of our top cities with the highest number of open nursing contracts. If you want to help bring your nursing skills to patients in need, these great cities are a good place to start.
The Windy City not only has so much to do and explore, they also have some of the most prestigious universities and medical centers in the country, including Northwestern, The Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital. Can’t miss places to keep you busy are never-ending: Navy Pier, the Shed Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Art Institute, and Wrigley Field are great places to start.
Not only are you highly likely to get direct flights just about anywhere, ATL is experiencing non-stop growth. Did you know Atlanta is now home to a huge film industry, with over 455 movies and TV projects filmed there in 2018? Atlanta also features great museums and cultural tours like the MLK Jr National Historic site as well as great southern food options.
Our nation’s capital is often thought of as one of the most beautiful cities in America. Brush up on your civics and historical knowledge at the best museums in the country: The Smithsonian, The National Air and Space, Mount Vernon, the list goes on. Don’t miss catching a performance at the Kennedy Center, the cherry blossom festival in April and the “epicenter of culinary creativity’ known as Union Market.
If you’re itching for fun, sun and celebrity-sightings, the LA scene might be for you. Since the city is sprawling, we suggest living near your work, but that doesn’t stop you from exploring on the weekends. Cool beach communities sprinkle the coast like Malibu (check out Matador Beach), Hermosa Beach, Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach. Or take the PCH up to Santa Barbara for a weekend of relaxation or head south to see the mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs.
Framed with natural beauty, Seattle has a thriving cultural scene that any fan of the Pacific Northwest would love. While you’re there, visit the 605-foot-tall Space Needle. The icon of the city, the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair. Make sure to also check out the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Pike Place Market. Before you leave, make the line (trust us, it’s worth it) at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese for the world’s best mac and cheese.
Home of a revolution, Richmond is 400 years of history meets the excitement of eclectic city living. Head over to Henricus Historical Park for a taste of life in the 17th century with traditional re-enactments, educational programs, and if those aren’t up your speed; there’s also an annual beer festival with locally grown hops. In fact, Richmond is home to over 30 craft breweries and some of the most renowned restaurants in the country.
Bold, adventurous, and bursting with flavor isn’t just how we describe the delicious food culture in San Antonio; it’s also how we see this spectacular city. Rediscover a gem of Texas history by visiting The Alamo and finish the evening off with a stroll down the River Walk. The 15-mile urban waterway is lined with local shops, attractions, and tasty restaurants. Their tourism site even has a list of their most Instagram worthy spots that you should check out (and tag us #GoWithAdvanced).
Haven’t heard much of Toledo, Ohio? Oh, you will. This up and coming destination is growing in popularity by the day. From culinary walking tours to glassblowing classes, there will be endless opportunities to mingle with friends in Toledo. Relax by the water with a Sandpiper Boat or Canal Experience or explore your wild side at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium. If you prefer to spend your weekend in the great outdoors, you’re in luck! It was recently named #2 Best Place for Outdoor Lovers by U.S. News and World Report.
What do you think of when we say Boston? Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? Dunkin Donuts? Passion for sports that borders on obsession? How about all of the above and more. Work hard and play hard in this colonial aged city brimming with Americana charm. Explore iconic spots like Harvard University and Fenway Park then relax in the evenings throughout Boston’s authentic pub scene. Try to get a nursing assignment during March since the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are truly epic!
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