Travel Nursing in California: Oakland
Oakland is one of the most ethnically-diverse cities in the state of California. Oakland offers an extensive nightlife, including modern bistros, nightclubs and even a world class jazz venue. The city also hosts the Oakland Raiders football team and the Oakland Athletics (A’s) baseball team which makes it easy for travel nurses to attend a sporting event no matter what season.
Weather in Oakland:
Oakland has been voted to have some of the best weather in the country. Travel nurses will experience the changing seasons, with hot summers, cold winters and mild temperatures the rest of the year.
Economy in Oakland:
One of the West Coast’s major shipping ports, Retail
Transportation in Oakland:
Bus Transit: BART, AC Transit, Alameda/Oakland Ferry
Rail Transit: Amtrak and Metro
Air Transit: Oakland International Airport, San Francisco International
Crime Rate in Oakland:
Travel nurses should try living outside areas of west and east Oakland. The most desirable areas to live in Oakland are Montclair, Rockridge and Lake Merritt.
What Travel Nurses Love about Oakland:
- Close to San Francisco: The proximity to San Francisco is one of the main reasons why nurses love travel nursing in Oakland. Enjoy the city with an easy 12-minute ride on the BART and enjoy all the city has to offer.
- High-Pay: The number of high-paying travel nurse job opportunities in Oakland is a huge lure for travel nurses looking to increase their salary.
- Outdoor Activities: If you’re an outdoor loving travel nurse, there are a number of beautiful hiking and mountain biking trails in Oakland.