The demand for new doctors, nurses, and other qualified medical professionals has been a hot topic in the news the last few years. An aging population means both more people entering retirement age and an outpouring of current medical professionals leaving the workforce. So, the answer to the question is unquestionable, yes!
In fact nursing jobs are so abundant in the United States that the positions are sometimes being filled by qualified professionals from other countries. This is very common, in fact, and becoming more common every day. There are so many nursing jobs available that many companies go so far as preparing all the documentation to get the foreign applicant prepared to work in the United States, including fees for work permits. Not only are Registered Nurses (RN's) in high demand but also Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA's) and Licenses Vocational Nurse (LVN) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a many other nursing related jobs.
What's Driving The Demand
These developments are all huge factors in the number of nursing jobs available in the United States right now and for the foreseeable future. There are many different capacities and disciplines in which a nurse can work, and they are all in demand, and most of the pay very well in light of the high demand and low supply situation.
Put all of these factors together, and you have a great career opportunity for someone who wants a stable, exciting and lucrative career. Whether they have already chosen another industry or they are still in high school and wondering what field they should go into upon completion of their GED, doing some sort of nursing program will ensure that they will be not only have a job but also a good one which comes with various benefits.
The Jobs Are Out There
Take a moment to go to your favorite search engine and type in “nursing jobs”. Quickly, you’ll see thousands of links to many jobs – and they are everywhere, in every nook and cranny of the country. As a matter of fact, in Louisiana alone there is projected to be in excess of 1900 nursing positions annually from now until around 2013. With a starting salary averaging on $60,000, there are lots of good reasons to check out the possibilities of a nursing career.
And nurses are not just found in the OR and ER anymore. They can be found in a variety of medical settings, not just confined to hospitals anymore and can work in a variety of other places. This is also another contributing factor in the high growth demand for nurses who practice in all areas and realms of the industry. The nursing career is very dynamic and new technologies and information become available every year. So, nurses entering the workforce will be expected to take continuing education courses to keep up with the flood of new information and techniques that come online all of the time.
The nursing jobs are out there, and they are waiting to be filled by the next generation of highly trained, well-qualified nurses. If you are looking for a stable and progressive career, then life as a registered nurse is something you may want to investigate and pursue. The jobs are abundant and it will remain one of the most needed professions for many years to come.
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