A new Advanced Practice job in the Keystone state might become the pinnacle of your career.
Many APRNs and PAs overlook Pennsylvania as a great place to live. What they may not realize is that the Commonwealth offers a simpler way of life. With over 166 national historical landmarks, the rich history of Pennsylvania will encourage you to reflect. And, you’ll want to admire the beauty of the rolling hills, color-changing foliage, and roadside Amish markets. If that sounds too quaint, don’t worry. There’s plenty of activity in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, an easy drive from anywhere in the state.
Pennsylvania Cost of Living & Economic Outlook
According to Sperling’s Best Places cost comparison, job growth in Pennsylvania is positive, with an unemployment rate that is about the same as the national average. The cost of living is lower than the US average. The median home price in Pennsylvania is $158,900 compared to the national average of $196,500, according to Zillow.
Average NP, CNS, and PA salaries are in line with the state’s cost of living. Our most recent Melnic Salary Survey shows salaries in Pennsylvania to be just under the national average.
Practicing as an NP in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is a reduced practice state, so there are aspects of NP practice that require supervision, such as the ability to prescribe certain classes of medication and restrictions on an NP’s ability to practice independently. For more details, refer to the AANP State Practice Environment resource.
Top Pennsylvania APRN and PA Jobs
Pennsylvania has seen a lot of firsts since our nation’s founding and boasts the country’s first hospital. So, why not take a second look at Pennsylvania hospitals for building your career as an APRN or PA?
Our Melnic Job Board has opportunities with several leading employers in Pittsburgh, Hershey, Philadelphia, and Gettysburg. For example, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation’s first hospital devoted to caring for children and has pioneered many breakthrough pediatric treatments.
If you are a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who is skilled in caring for children undergoing surgery, look at this PNP position in the CHOP Cardiac Care Unit. Your talents will help pediatric patients recover from heart surgery, and ensure that children with a wide range of cardiac conditions receive monitoring and quality care. There is also a fantastic opportunity for a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to care for neonates who are recovering from surgical intervention to correct birth defects.
PennState Health has a wonderful children’s hospital just minutes from Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This hospital is known for its world-class care and gives Advanced Practice Providers an amazing opportunity to bring hope and healing to critically ill and injured children. Consider a role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the PICU, or one of several other specialty areas.
If life in the small and historic town of Gettysburg is more your speed, we have a great position for a skilled Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in an established medical practice.
Our jobs board has opportunities throughout Pennsylvania for specialists in adult care as well. For example, consider this Acute Care Nurse Practitioner position in the Heart and Vascular Institute of a leading academic medical center.
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