Registered nurses are in short supply in Florida and across the United States. As an example, Broward Health Medical Center, in Broward County, FL, is giving RNs a $5,000 signing bonus if they commit to work for the company for at least two years.
The U.S. economy added 45,000 healthcare jobs in December. In Broward County and Palm Beach County alone, there were 7.000 postings for healthcare jobs, and that number is expected to grow, especially with the new Healthcare reforms coming into play in 2014.
Foreign-born Registered Nurses can qualify for a specific visa, called a HB-1 visa, to be able to come to the United States and work in a healthcare profession. This visa applies not only to RNs, but also to Physicians, Dentists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Pathologists, Chiropractors, and other allied healthcare workers. Physicians can also qualify for E-2 essential visas, J visa waivers, O-1 visas, and even green cards.
With the new healthcare reforms and the abundance of job openings, now is the perfect time for these professionals to consider immigrating to the United States. If you are interested in obtaining a healthcare professional’s visa, contact Boyer Law Firm, PL, today to help you through the complex administrative process.