Nursing Job Search Tools

A vast number of job opportunities exist for nurses of all degrees and levels of experience. For nearly every geographic region, population group, and specialty, it is possible to find a satisfying job as a nurse. Ranging from specialty job search sites to major international search engines, a nursing degree gives you a world virtually free of barriers, as you are in demand everywhere and by everyone.  Sometimes the sheer number of opportunities can make it hard to know where to start.  Whether you are just out of school or a seasoned nurse, the following is a list of nursing job websites that can help to orient your job search.

Indeed:  A major career and job search engine, thousands of jobs are posted every day to Indeed.com.  Highly searchable and with the ability to create an account, upload a resume, and apply to many jobs with just the click of a button, Indeed truly makes the job search process simple and accessible.

Monster.com:  Perhaps the most well-known job board, Monster.com is an industry leader in job postings and job search capabilities.  Similar to Indeed in its searchability and application functions, Monster.com is an important asset to include in any concerted job search effort.

Veterans Affairs:  Do you have a passion for working with veterans of the US armed forces? The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest employer of health care workers in the United States.  In general, jobs with the VA pay quite well, and with such an extensive network, you have a lot of different types of opportunities to choose from.

Medical Solutions:  For the more adventurous nurses or those who want to relocate, Medical Solutions “From Sea to Shining Sea” nurse job posting board provides a plethora of opportunities for nurses who prefer changing scenery and environments to a more stationary position.  Searchable by job title, specialty, and state, this site is an easy-to-use platform for travel-oriented nursing jobs.

These sites are all great starting places to land your first, second, or third job and beyond, as well as to advance your career. Even if you are in a stable job where you are happy and satisfied, it is recommendable to peruse job search engines periodically to keep up with trends in your industry, salary expectations, training requirements, and the like so that you can prepare yourself for that next big step in your career, whatever it may be.