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Known as the Gateway to the West, St. Louis is an affordable city that has lots of (free!) attractions that delight locals and visitors alike. If you’re looking for nursing jobs in St. Louis, read on to see what this city has to offer.
Quick Facts About Nursing Jobs in St. Louis
- Is Missouri a compact state? Yes.
- What do RNs earn in St. Louis? The average annual salary for RN jobs in St. Louis is $75,170, compared to the national average RN salary of $89,010.
- Where can I find information about RN license requirements in Missouri? You can visit the Missouri Board of Nursing for up-to-date information.
What to Know When Pursuing Nursing Jobs in St. Louis
Missouri’s second biggest city is home to almost 303,000 people. To provide quality care to those residents, trained professionals are needed to fill nurse jobs in St Louis. If you’re an RN, CNA, or LPN, you have options for full time, part time, contract, and per diem opportunities in various types of facilities.
Candidates who can show they’re culturally competent will have an advantage when applying to nursing jobs — St Louis has a large population of Black residents (47.5%), as well as communities of Hispanic and Asian ethnicity (4% and 3%, respectively). The median age is 34; people ages 65 and over make up 14% of the population; and there are slightly more women than men. Most people in St. Louis are single (68%), and 32% are married (20% have children; 30% have kids but aren’t married).
Meanwhile, if you need help taking care of your kids while you’re busy with nursing jobs, St. Louis has great options for before and after school care.
Working in St. Louis
The demand for nursing jobs in St. Louis is partially due to the fact that healthcare and social assistance is the city’s main industry, followed by manufacturing, retail trade, educational services, and professional, scientific, and technical services. The leading hospitals in the city are:
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- Missouri Baptist Medical Center
- Mercy Hospital St. Louis
- St. Luke’s Hospital - Chesterfield
- Christian Hospital
But hospitals are not the only source for nursing jobs. St. Louis also has public health centers, plus more than 180 nursing homes in the metropolitan area, looking to hire you to care for patients and residents.
Living in St. Louis
Arguably the biggest selling point for St. Louis is the fact that, aside from Washington D.C., it has more free major attractions than anywhere in the U.S. You can check out the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center, and many more places without spending a dime.
If you’re into art, don’t miss the Saint Louis Art Museum, which was the former Fine Arts Palace during the 1904 World’s Fair. Designed by Cass Gilbert, it’s the only remaining building from the Fair. The Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country, with more than 70 pieces in a 105-acre park. Not to be outdone, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and features dogs in fine art throughout history.
For music fans, St. Louis has diverse venues for all leanings, including blues, jazz, Cajun, and rock. Also not to be missed: The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the nation’s second oldest symphony orchestra.
To marvel at the natural world, head to the Missouri Botanical Garden, home to the largest traditional Japanese Garden outside Japan. Fifteen minutes away in Collinsville, Illinois, you can visit the 2,200 acres of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (a United Nations World Heritage Site), which features the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico.
Another big draw? St. Louis was named America’s next great food city by Food & Wine magazine. Not entirely surprising, considering this city is almost as well-known for Ted Drewes’ frozen custard (known as concretes) as it is for its arch. St. Louis is also among the country’s leading cities in its number of independent restaurants per capita.
Climate-wise, the weather in St. Louis is hot and humid in the summer, while winters are very cold and snowy. The temperature ranges from 25 degrees to 89 degrees during the year.
The cherry on top of St. Louis? It has a cost of living nearly 14% lower than the national average. The average home price is just under $340,000 — that’s 25% lower than in the rest of the country. Rents are around $980 per month.
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