Total new jobs (2008-2018):
581,500 Pct. increase:
22.2 percent Median income:
$64,690 States with most jobs per capita:
Rhode Island, South Dakota, Massachusetts
Registered nurses provide basic medical treatment, manage patient records, and are the primary providers of long-term care for patients. Like dental hygienists, registered nurses are not required to have medical licences, but still earn healthy salaries. While the number of doctors and surgeons is expected to jump by 144,000 by 2018, the number of nurses is truly set to explode. According to the BLS, “Growth will be driven by technological advances in patient care, which permit a greater number of health problems to be treated, and by an increasing emphasis on preventive care. In addition, the number of older people, who are much more likely than younger people to need nursing care, is projected to grow rapidly.”
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