The United States faces an unprecedented shortage of healthcare professionals. Registered Nurses are in high demand but the hole in our health care system is getting deeper.
Demand for registered nurses is at an all-time high, but the nursing workforce is aging and preparing to move into retirement. At the same time, fewer students are enrolling in nursing programs, as well as related programs like Master Public Health. For those students looking for the right career move, nursing could be the right way to go. One of the things that many have failed to realize is that nursing is a recession proof job. How so? Well, take for example, in the recent recession the healthcare industry stood alone adding more than 428,000 plus jobs over an 18 month period. It is projected that 581,500 more registered nurses will be required by 2018 which clearly shows there is a demand.
Let’s quick take a peek at some of the states and number of nurses needed in each of those states:
- California: 47,600 nurses
- Texas: 41,900 nurses
- Florida: 32,700 nurses
- New York: 21,500 nurses
- Pennsylvania: 21,100 nurses
Here’s a salary breakdown for those considering nursing as a career (approx.):
- Associate Degree in nursing: $57,446
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing: $65,278
- Master of Science in Nursing: $80,465
- Advanced Practice RN Board Certified: $100,00
Let’s have a look at this infographic that comes to us from our friends over at Carrington University. If there is anything that is not covered or you find something that is a bit out of loop do let us know. We hope you find this infographic as interesting as we did and hopefully those considering to choose nursing can see why they have decided to choose the right career path.
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Source: Carrington College’s Nursing Program]