Kate Gosselin went back to her roots more than a decade after her reality TV debut on Jon & Kate Plus 8. The former television personality worked as a nurse again following her move from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, and obtained a license to work in the medical field. However, court battles and news of money woes have kept her in the headlines. 

What Is Kate Gosselin’s Job?

The mother of eight made a living as a nurse in the city of Troutman. Kate earned a “multi-state” license from the North Carolina Board of Nursing on June 30, 2021, and it reportedly expired on March 31, 2023. 

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How Much Money Does She Make?

Considering she has past work experience, Kate would have been able to ask for more money. Prior to becoming a household name, the Kate Plus Date alum was making ends meet as a labor and delivery nurse at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania when Jon & Kate Plus 8 first aired in 2007.

As of January 4, 2022, the average yearly salary for a Registered Nurse [R.N.] in the state of North Carolina is $50,955 or more a year, according to Zip Recruiter.

However, in October 2023, details emerged that Kate was struggling financially. “Kate lives paycheck to paycheck,” a source told In Touch at the time, adding that Kate previously admitted she “borrowed” $100,000 from her kids’ trust fund “to survive.”

The insider added, “She’s fallen quite a ways from being one of the country’s top reality stars.”

Just a month later, Kate lost her court battle against Jon Gosselin in which she fought for $132,000 in back child support for all eight of their children. In Touch confirmed in November 2023 that the case – which started after she initially filed an adverse revival against the DJ in September 2022 – was closed as of November 14. 

Does Kate Gosselin Enjoy Her Career Change?

The Philadelphia native’s return to nursing was a “major challenge” for her, an insider exclusively told In Touch, citing her reality TV fame as the reason for it being a tough transition. “But she has to do what she has to do,” the insider said. 

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When Did Kate Gosselin Move to North Carolina?

In March 2021, Kate moved to North Carolina with four of her kids — Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah — after selling their Pennsylvania home. Her kids Hannah and Collin still reside with their dad, Jon, following his custody victory in 2018. Their six sextuplets turned 18 on May 10, 2022. As for twins Mady and Cara, they are off at college in New York City. Mady attends Syracuse while her sibling is enrolled at Fordham University and is on the rowing team.

In Touch confirmed the Celebrity Apprentice alum and her kids currently reside in a one-level waterfront property with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Some of the property’s amenities include a private pier and boat dock, a pool and a hot tub.

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