Since this career has been good to me, I will always recommend it, but, the truth is, I became a nurse at different time, when the job market was significantly different, and the economy a bit more favorable toward careers of almost any kind, so I don’t really know much about the situation future nursing staff might be facing.
I can tell them about the ins and outs of the job, and give them valuable tips, but my knowledge is scarce when it comes to external factors that haven’t got much to do with the job itself. So, I decided to do some digging online, and find out what it is really like on the job market for registered nurses and for medical professionals in general.
After doing some research, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that employment opportunities for health care workers are much more favorable than I thought, especially when compared to most of the other careers. For those in the medical field, this should come as no surprise. Higher economic standard equals people living longer, and therefore heightens the demand for medical professionals.
With a growing and aging population it is plain for all to see that there will be strong growth across all medical careers. It seems like the trend for employment growth in the medical field isn’t going to stop any time soon. With employment growth comes increased salaries as the demand for nursing staff increases.
I’m going to go over the numbers quickly, but in case you want more information, I suggest you search online for a more detailed overview of several popular nursing careers and salary information. Here you will find detailed breakdowns of average salary information for different medical jobs - by state and industry.
Rising Demand - Good News
The demand for skilled medical or nursing staff is increasing every day, because of the ageing population. Those who are looking for a career in nursing, for example, although the same goes for all medical professions, including registered nurses, can look forward to a better chance of employment, with projected growth figures between 19% and 25% for the period between 2012 and 2022, which is much higher than the national average, which is only 11%.
The wages in the medical field are on the rise as well, increasing faster than the national average, as there is a heightened demand for trained medical personnel of all types. Also, keep in mind the fact that there are ample opportunities for you to advance in the medical field thought constant training and education, which leads to higher paying jobs.
There is a lot more information out there, and the aim of this article is to convince you to dig deeper for more of it. Hopefully, it will help you decide whether or not to pursue a promising career in medicine, maybe even as a RN - Registered Nurse.