A Great Place to Live and Work
While Oklahoma may not be on the top of your bucket list for places to visit, we think we can change your mind. For example, the low cost of living and competitive pay rates for travelers make Oklahoma a smart destination for your next assignment. Add to that, a friendly community vibe, great food, and affordable housing, and you might be surprised just how attractive the “Sooner State” is for traveling healthcare professionals.
For starters, check out our current opening here. Our seasoned team at Go Healthcare is ready to help match you with that perfect assignment. Now, keep reading for some great reasons to consider Oklahoma for your next stop.
- Forbes has ranked Oklahoma 4th for the Cheapest States to live in 2024. This means affordability is a huge plus for the state. In fact, housing costs are listed at 25.3% below national average.
- The affordability theme continues with both Healthcare and grocery costs at 5.5% below national average.
- If you like the seasons, you can to expect to enjoy all four in Oklahoma. Take your pick. Summers are generally warm and sunny, crisp air enters for Autumn, chilly Winters and typically wet conditions for Spring. These mild seasons are a great perk, you get to enjoy an average of 231 sunny days per year and around seven inches of snow during winters—that rarely falling below freezing. Every place has a few cons. We would be remiss if we didn’t remind you that Oklahoma can be prone to strong winds and tornadoes. However, the local town officials are accustomed to being prepared and helping residents stay safe.
- Oklahoma City gives you the big-city experience without the big price tag. The cost of living in Oklahoma City is 13% lower than the national average, with lower than average prices for groceries, utilities, and transportation. The greatest savings come from housing costs which are 21% lower than average.
- Exploring Oklahoma City will lead you to many treasures. There are more than 300 museums to see across the state. Visit the Oklahoma City Zoo, enjoy the Children’s Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens, browse the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and First Americans Museum, and visit Oklahoma’s only theme park, Frontier City—a Six Flags Theme Park—for everything from rides to kid-friendly experiences.
- Fresh air awaits outdoors in Oklahoma’s state parks system containing 38 parks totaling more than 80,000 acres and thousands of miles of trails. The state also boasts 55,646 miles of beautiful shoreline. Enjoy endless access to waterways and experiences such as hiking, camping, boating, and golfing.
- You’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to amazing cuisine in Oklahoma. Many of the dishes feel like a warm hug with a comfort food flare. Local favorites include chicken-fried steak, Indian tacos, fried-onion burgers and, of course, barbecue.
There’s lots more to investigate about Oklahoma. From the best places to eagle watch, to the best coffee shops for something to warm you up in the chilly air. Read more here.
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