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Submitted by: Ryan Paulin

Looking for a great job that you can make into a career? Nursing jobs are in so much of a demand, that you can find some of the best careers there are in this field by just doing your research a little. Nursing careers these days have some of the best salaries and great benefits that jobs have to offer. The thing you have to keep in mind is where to find these amazing jobs. Whether you are going to nursing school, or are already an R.N., C.N.A, or another specialty nurse, knowing where to go for the best jobs is key.

When looking for the best nursing job, you have to know whether or not you want to do some traveling. There are jobs that have you doing home health care, meaning you would check on your patients at their own home. Some hospitals will offer traveling for them to give services wherever you are needed. These hospitals have travel agencies. These hospital travel agencies will offer incentives plus higher pay wages, and offer lodging assistance. You will be doing vitals, and checking the patients for whatever they need your services for. Traveling nurses are usually on the road anywhere from thirteen weeks in length to fifty-two weeks in length, depending on the contract. This job is great for seeing all over the United States and sometimes even the world.

If traveling isn’t your forte, you can go for the hospitals, retirement homes, or nursing homes. Many great states have the best nursing programs and jobs. Here are just a few of the best states to find great nursing job opportunities, whether it is for the amazing pay or for having the best hospitals and teaching hospitals.

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For the highest paying salaries in the nursing field, you will need to look into California. California offers nursing jobs from twenty-five dollars per hour to forty-two dollars, depending on experience. This is mainly because California is such a large state with a large population and has some of the best hospitals in the United States.

New York also has some of the best hospitals. Since this state has so many great hospitals, there are also great nursing opportunities. The average hourly wage for a nurse is just around thirty-five dollars an hour. This is one of the highest pay rates for nursing in the United States.

Another large state that offers some of the best hospitals to work for is Florida. Florida is one of the largest retirement areas and has some of the highest paying nursing jobs. Florida offers anywhere from fifteen dollars an hour to thirty dollars an hour, depending on the field of nursing you are in. Having tons of nursing and retirement homes, Florida also offers one of the best hospitals in the United States. This would be Shands at the University Of Florida. It features world-renowned doctors and is a very popular teaching hospital. This hospital needs a large nursing staff and has many positions for them.

Going to school to be a nurse, or if you are already a nurse, can be very rewarding. With so many career opportunities, you can find a job with great pay, and they offer some of the best benefits and retirement around. Whatever state you live in likely has many jobs in the nursing career. However, these states listed offer some the best chances for work.

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Submitted by: Princess Cruz

The secret is out: The Christmas holiday is the perfect time to explore Grand Canyon National Park. And the best way to do it? By helicopter, of course! Just keep in mind that helicopters will not be flying on 12/25, which is Christmas Day. Other than that, tours will be flying on a regular schedule.

Las Vegas

From Vegas, there are two kinds of tours: Aerial and landing. Both flights go over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam before reaching the Grand Canyon.

Aerial tours are the cheapest option. However, I prefer landing tours because they give you a more comprehensive experience. Specifically, I like the one that lands at the bottom for a Champagne picnic (this one can also be extended with a boat tour down the Colorado River).

The other tour I like includes the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Besides being an engineering marvel, the glass bridge offers some of the best views of the Park, but only if you are willing to walk some 70 feet over the edge until you are standing some 4,000 feet over the bottom.

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Tours are either basic or deluxe. Basic will cost you less because they include hotel pick and drop off by van and depart from Boulder City. Deluxe cost more because they use a limousine for pick up and depart from the Vegas Strip. In addition, deluxe flights use the superior EcoStar 130 helicopter, which features a 180-degree wraparound window and stacked seats. They also come with a tour over The Strip.

South Rim

Choose these flights if you are already in Arizona or are willing to drive 5.5 hours to Grand Canyon National Park Airport, which is located in the small town of Tusayan, AZ, near the Park’s main gates.

There are two flights from which to choose: The 30-minute tour and the 50-minute tour. The shorter of the two goes from the South Rim to the North Rim and back. I prefer the longer one because it includes all that the shorter does plus everything up to the Park’s eastern boundary.

Moreover, by the time you’ve finished the 50-minute flight you’ll have seen nearly 75 percent of the Canyon. Equally important is the fact that the “50” nearly doubles your airtime for a few bucks more.


Keep in mind that it’s winter at the Canyon. The West Rim’s temperatures are a lot like Las Vegas so when you are planning look up Vegas weather and you’ll get a good reading. The South Rim is colder than the West Rim and this is because of its elevation, which is about 7,000 feet.

Regardless which rim you visit, please dress accordingly in order to stay comfortable and warm. Of course, all helicopters are climate-controlled so you’ll be fine inside the cabin. However, if you plan to get out of the chopper, I’d wear a sweater, hat, gloves, windbreaker and long pants.


The Christmas Holiday season is huge when it comes to helicopter tour over and in the National Park. I do recommend that you book your flight in advance. Usually a week or two will be fine. And make sure you purchase your flight online as that’s where you’ll get the best rates.

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