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San Jose

Living and working


US Nursing: San Jose

US nurses will discover that this blossoming urban area and quite the centre of Silicon Valley, enjoys at least 300 days of sunshine annually and an abundance of things to do. With a population of almost two million, San Jose is the third-largest city in California. Nonetheless it has a charm and diversity.

Adevia Health San Jose

Attractions are numerous when enjoying outdoor recreation, for example Alum Rock Park ” one of the state’s oldest municipal parks. Here the natural expanse offers 740 acres of places to picnic, hike, bike and view wildlife. Separately and on for a urban platform the city has several museums to explore.
They include the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) and The Tech Museum of Innovation. The former features a permanent exhibit of more than 1,400 works from the 20th and 21st centuries, understandably with a special West Coast focus. The Tech Museum offers hands-on technology.

In terms of employment nurses will find that San Jose has a surfeit of opportunity. Just a few years ago, back in 2013 a survey ranked the city number 10 for job growth nationwide and strong job-growth prospects. Big employer companies range from giants such as Adobe, Apple and Google, which has its headquarters in nearby Mountain View. Startups find considerable support and nourish a never ending stream of projects.

With regard to places to live, US nurses will find wonderful neighborhoods abound and also represent the city’s diversity. Predictably downtown is a thriving area but nurses with children will find more family oriented areas such as Willow Glen ” a family-friendly community. Tree-lined streets are filled with coffee shops, boutiques, and dogs can even stop for a drink of water at one of the many water bowls. Other delightful residential neighborhoods for nurses would include Japantown, Campbell and Los Gatos.