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H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research InstituteNorth Tampa Behavioral HealthBravera Health Spring HillKindred Hospital - Central TampaAdvent Health Tampa

About Tampa

Nurses and allied health professionals looking for the best healthcare employers in Tampa, Florida, have many quality healthcare facilities to choose from in this part of the Sunshine State. The Tampa, FL region employed 89,330 healthcare practitioners and technicians, including 29,020 registered nurses, in May 2020. The city boasts 11 hospitals within its limits, including Tampa General Hospital, the region’s only center for Level 1 trauma and comprehensive burn care and one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers.

Living in Tampa is like being on a permanent vacation with a laid-back beach lifestyle combined with all the amenities you’d expect in a large metropolitan area. Winters are sunny and warm with temperatures seldom dropping below 60 degrees and snow is an extremely rare occurrence. Healthcare professionals enjoy an average of 246 sunshine-filled days each year and seven comfortable months with high temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees. Since Tampa, Florida, is located on the Gulf of Mexico side of the state, the ocean is warmer and a dozen beautiful, white sand beaches await about 30 minutes from Downtown.

With such gorgeous weather year-round, it’s no surprise one of the best things to do in Tampa is spend time outdoors. Whether you live in a dreamy bungalow, condominium or single-family home, you’ll probably find one of Tampa’s 146 parks nearby where there’s a wonderful array of things to do for the whole family from playgrounds to art studios. Nurses and allied health workers can take advantage of the hiking, birdwatching, fishing and communing with nature found at the 240-acre Lettuce Lake Park along the Hillsborough River. 

Tampa has a hip social scene and an active nightlife, so there’s always something going on for those seeking after-work cocktails and a little fun. There’s also family-friendly entertainment at the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Dinosaur World and Adventure Island. Residents enjoy various professional sports teams, public art along the stunning Riverwalk and memorable dining, shopping, museums, and entertainment all around town. It’s no wonder Tampa made the Top 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. and Best Places to Live in Florida lists in 2021-2022.

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16% nationwide from 2020 to 2030 and the employment outlook for professionals in the medical field in Florida is very strong. In May 2020, registered nurses working in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro earned an average hourly rate of $34.28 and annual salary of $71,300, while the combined average hourly rate of all healthcare practitioners and technicians was $39.16 with a mean annual wage of $81,440. Although nurses and other medical professionals in Florida earn a moderate wage, it’s offset by a cost of living that mirrors the national average and lower than the statewide average by about 1.5%. Housing costs are about 5% less than the national average and 7.5% less than the state average and wages aren’t subject to state income tax.

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Histology Technician

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Permanent
2 days ago

$38-53/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Hospice

Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Hospice

    • 5x8 hrs
Permanent
3 days ago

$38-44/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Hospice

    • 5x8 hrs
Permanent
6 days ago

$38-44/hr

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Average Registered Nurse Salary

High Confidence

$23-45/hour

The average salary for a Registered Nurse in Tampa, FL is $33.39 per hour. This is 3% higher than the Florida average of $32.50.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Tampa General Hospital
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Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in West Central Florida serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, Tampa General is licensed for 1,041 beds, and with more than 8,000 team members, is one of the region’s largest employers. Consistently recognized for world-class care, Tampa General Hospital was ranked as the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22, marking the sixth consecutive year TGH has accomplished the feat. Tampa General is also listed among the top four hospitals in Florida and ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in five medical specialties, according to the digital media company. Additionally, Tampa General was ranked as “high performing,” or among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation, in four more specialties along with 12 procedures and conditions for 2021-22.
Highlights
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 898 beds
  • Teaching Hospital
  • Epic Systems Corporation
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The best hospitals to work at in Tampa

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

12902 USF Magnolia Dr
Tampa, FL 33612

Highlights

  • $29-50/hour
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 218 beds
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Advent Health Tampa

1 Elizabeth Pl
Dayton, OH 45417

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  • $15-39/hour
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 12 beds
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Advent Health Wesley Chapel

2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Highlights

  • $11-44/hour
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 145 beds
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Advent Health North Pineallas

1395 S Pinellas Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Highlights

  • $10-44/hour
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 136 beds
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Bravera Health Spring Hill

10461 Quality Dr
Spring Hill, FL 34609

Highlights

  • $10-44/hour
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 124 beds
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Advent Health Carrollwood

7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614

Highlights

  • $27-43/hour
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 98 beds
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North Tampa Behavioral Health

29910 Sr 56
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Highlights

  • $30-46/hour
  • Psychiatric
  • 126 beds
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Advent Health Zephyrhills

7050 Gall Blvd
Zephyrhills, FL 33541

Highlights

  • $23-44/hour
  • Short Term Acute Care
  • 149 beds
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Kindred Hospital - Central Tampa

4801 N Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33603

Highlights

  • $25-42/hour
  • Long Term Acute Care
  • 102 beds
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Frequently asked questions

Who are the top healthcare employers in Tampa?

The top employers on Vivian Health by available jobs in Tampa are Baycare Health System, Inc (947 jobs), ConnectRN (632 jobs), Adventist Health System (431 jobs), HCA (374 jobs) and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (256 jobs).

What are the most in demand healthcare jobs in Tampa?

The highest demand healthcare specialties right now according to our date are Med Surg with 836 jobs available, CNA with 676 jobs available and ED - Emergency Department with 321 jobs available.

How many hospitals are hiring in Tampa?

As of Sunday, May 22nd 2022, there are 9 hospitals in Tampa with open job listings according to Vivian Health's data.

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