No surprise here: Rochester is America's best city for nurses, report says
When it comes to being a nurse, there is no better place to work than Rochester. That's according to a new analysis from Sunbelt Staffing, a Florida-based health care recruitment company.
The report analyzed things like cost of living metrics, average wages and hospital quality scores to determine the top 10 cities for nurses to live in the U.S. Rochester took the top spot with a score of 486.96, more than 150 points higher than the second place finisher.
Here's what the website said of Rochester:
This Minnesota city is the clear choice for nurses looking for their next career stop. It has the highest concentration of both Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Practitioners and comes in a close second for Registered Nurses. Home to the nationally renowned Mayo Clinic, the nonprofit medical center is by far the biggest employer in the city, employing over 30,000 people in total. With consistently above average wages and a cost of living 2% cheaper than the national average, all those nurses are seeing the benefits in their pay-packets too.
Rounding out the top five on the list were: Durham, N.C., Winston-Salem, N.C., Huntington, W.Va., and Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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