The Healthcare Professional's Guide to New York


New York City. You can practically feel the energy of the city in the air. Nearly 8.4 million people call New York City home, and millions more visit each year, hoping to soak in some of the electricity of this dynamic, unique place. Lin Manuel Miranda paid homage to New York City as “the greatest city in the world” in his award-winning show “Hamilton.” Now it’s your turn to find out what makes this city so irresistible to so many people. Work in a place you’ll never forget!

Lifestyle benefits

Of course, a competitive salary is one of everyone’s favorite benefits of working as a healthcare professional. You can make an excellent living working with AMN Healthcare while maintaining a flexible schedule.

Other benefits of working in New York City:

  • You have a myriad of options for fun. Anything that you like to do, you can find it in or near New York City. Guaranteed. The city is chock full of restaurants, universities, galleries, fitness studios, theaters, bars, shops, museums—even beaches.
  • You’re in charge of your schedule. Once you know your work schedule, you can start making plans. If you’re eager to venture outside the city to explore, consider asking about the possibly of stacking your workdays together, leaving you a larger block of time for a road trip.
  • You can plan future vacations around your job. Did you leave your friends and family at home to take a job in NYC? No worries. You can arrange to take a week, a few weeks, or even a few months off in between jobs so you can return home. Or you could travel around the country--or the world!
  • You can return to New York for future assignments. Once you’re licensed to work in the state of New York, you can easily take future assignments in the state--without having to go through the process of getting another license.

Chances are, you’ll realize even more lifestyle benefits that we haven’t even listed here, once you’ve gotten settled in.


Working with a staffing company like AMN Healthcare is a great way to find out what it’s like to work in a particular kind of healthcare facility.

What kind of healthcare facility do you have in mind when you envision yourself working in? Do you want to work in a large urban medical center, or do you prefer a smaller hospital in the suburbs? Are you eager to work in a teaching hospital, or do you prefer a community hospital model?

It's important to start thinking about the facility that works best for your career growth and goals. With the wide array of healthcare jobs that we offer in New York City, this foresight will help you narrow down your options.

We typically have openings in the following types of facilities:

  • Large academic medical centers
  • Mid-size and smaller hospitals
  • Magnet facilities
  • Clinics
  • Rehabilitation/Skilled nursing facilities
  • Home health companies

You can also search our job database for jobs for specialty roles. If you have a specialty certification or training under your belt, your experience is sure to be in demand.

Taking a job in New York City is a terrific opportunity to boost your career, too. When you list that job on your resumé, that experience will make you a more desirable candidate for future jobs, wherever you go.

Things to do

There is so much to do in New York City that you’ll have to prioritize—and plan ahead! But don’t be afraid to be spontaneous, either. Sometimes you can discover hidden gems when you’re not even looking—and there are hidden gems all over the Big Apple. We’ve included just a few recommendations to get you started.

P.S. You can catch a cab, use the subway, or hire a ride, but at heart, New York City is a walking city, so bring your walking shoes.


Some people travel to New York City solely to see a show (or multiple shows) on Broadway. Don’t miss your chance to see a musical or a play on what’s arguably the world’s most famous series of stages. Tip: you can sometimes get discounted tickets to your favorite show (or maybe one that you’ve never heard of) by going online or showing up at the TKTS discount tickets booth in Times Square to buy same-day tickets. Another tip: Wednesday matinees tend to be cheaper, too.

Bronx Zoo

More than 265 acres. More than 10,000 animals. Up-close Wild Encounters with penguins, rhinos cheetahs, giraffes, and sloths. How can you resist the chance to visit the Bronx Zoo? Additionally, the zoo has an aerial ropes course that might appeal to your sense of adventure. (You can even zipline over the Bronx River.)

Chelsea Market

The Eater New York has called the Chelsea Market the “queen bee of food halls” for its fame and longevity. In fact, this food hall in the Meatpacking District has been a destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike for more than 25 years. Chelsea Market is home to a dizzying array of eateries, shops and more. Dine on crepes, purchase some artisanal cheeses or chocolates, enjoy some ramen, or try Japanese-inspired Mexican food.

Coney Island

Coney Island has long been an iconic New York City destination. If you love nostalgia, theme parks, or both, this is the place for you. Take a ride on the famous Wonder Wheel, a 15-story Ferris wheel that will give you fabulous views of the sea, the boardwalk, and other local attractions. Then buckle in for a ride on the equally famous wooden Cyclone rollercoaster. But if rides aren’t your thing, you can still have a terrific time wandering along the Riegelmann Boardwalk, peoplewatching, and eating a Coney Island hot dog.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art appears on a lot of people’s “Must Do” lists for good reason: it’s the largest art museum in the western hemisphere, and it is absolutely amazing. Whether you’re a passionate fan of Jackson Pollack, a devotee of Degas, an admirer of Mary Cassatt, or you just want to see Emanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware” in person, this museum will have something that will make you stop in your tracks. And if that’s not enough, you can drop in on one of the other museums nearby along Museum Mile, such as Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio,  and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

New York Beaches

After a long week at work, you may be ready to grab your bathing suit and towel and head to the beach to relax. What, there are beaches in New York City? Indeed, there are many beaches, such as Far Rockaway, Rockaway, and Riis Park in Queens; Manhattan and Brighton Beaches in Brooklyn; and Orchard Beach in the Bronx, just to name a few. (You can even go surfing at Rockaway Beach!)

Professional Baseball in NYC

New York is definitely a baseball town, and you can choose between the full-on Major League Baseball experience by attending a Yankees game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx or a Mets game at Citifield in Queens, or you could opt for the minor league experience.  Take a ferry to Staten Island to see the minor league Staten Island Yankees–and see the Statue of Liberty on your way over. Or plan a trip to see the Mets’ minor league team, the Cyclones, in Coney Island, just a short walk away from the subway.

Fearless Girl Statue

The famous bronze statue of an undaunted young girl with her hands on her hips faces the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. The Fearless Girl statue was first installed on Wall Street, facing down the Charging Bull statue, in 2017 and then moved in 2018 to her current home on Broad Street. Needless to say, this is a prime photo opp for your Instagram. (Start practicing your fearless pose now!)

Russ and Daughters

Ask ten New Yorkers to recommend a great place to eat in the Big Apple, and you’ll get ten different responses. (By the way, that’s actually a good idea. Ask some NY natives or some long-time residents where to eat and give it a try.) But one you might try regardless is Russ and Daughters, a Jewish delicatessen that’s been in business since an entrepreneurial Polish immigrant started selling herring from a pushcart in the early 1900s. Swing by for a bagel and lox, try a macaroon or savor some matzo ball soup.

9/11 Memorial and Museum

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza offer opportunities to remember the past and pay tribute to the courage exhibited by so many people on a dark day in U.S. history. But there’s hope alive here in the World Trade Center area, too, with new buildings, green spaces, and public art. Near the memorial, you can see St. Paul’s Chapel, famous for surviving 9/11 and serving as a rescue and relief center in the months afterward–as well as for being the church that George Washington attended.

Why work for AMN Healthcare?

We proudly offer an incredible array of well-paying healthcare jobs, including many in New York City.  We’re also proud of our dedicated staff of recruiters, our clinical experts and other support teams for healthcare professionals, the excellent benefits, and all the other opportunities that we can offer.

Here are a few key reasons to consider signing on with us:

  • We make it easy for you. We designed the AMN Passport app to make it easy to search for jobs and book assignments. You can also use the app to manage your assignments, connect with like-minded professionals, and much more.
  • You’ll gain access to our database of healthcare jobs. We have the largest, most comprehensive database of healthcare jobs in the industry, including exclusive contracts with several leading healthcare organizations, including prestigious magnet hospitals.
  • We offer full-time support. Our team wants you to succeed, so we offer support and make sure you get everything that you need. Your recruiter is always available to talk with you about current or future jobs. We also have dedicated team members to answer questions and troubleshoot problems if you have need help with housing, credentialing, or payroll, too.
  • We offer round-the-clock clinical support. If you run into a question about a clinical matter on the job, you can call our clinical team and receive urgent assistance at any time of day or night.
  • We offer licensure assistance. Depending on your role and location, we offer various levels of licensure support to help you work as soon as possible.

AMN Healthcare also offers some of the best benefits [Insert link to new benefits page on corporate site] in the healthcare industry.

  • Premium health benefits. Perhaps more important than ever before, our health benefits will give you the peace of mind to know that you have access to healthcare when you need it, too. Our options include PPO and HMO health benefits, as well as life insurance, vision insurance, and disability insurance – for you and your family. Plus, you don’t have to wait a month or three for these benefits to kick in. Coverage starts on Day One.
  • Retirement savings. We offer a generous 401(k) matching program that will help you save money for your retirement.
  • Free continuing education. To make it easier for you to stay updated on the latest evidence-based research and developments in your profession, we offer free continuing education unit (CEU) courses.
  • Complimentary Employee Assistance Program. Your well-being matters. That's why we provide you and your family with resources for healthcare, mental health, financial health, and other support. Learn more about this robust support program here.

Interested in working in New York City? Connect with an AMN Healthcare recruiter to start the application process by completing the form on the top right of this page or visit our job search page to find a job that’s a great fit for you!

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