Nurses are in demand more than ever. So if you’re looking to change careers, here’s why you should consider a career in nursing.
Right now, there are over 4 million nurses in the US. However, due to the current healthcare environment and the fact that people are living longer lifespans, more nurses are still needed. The number of nurse jobs are expected to explode in the next decade, with some statistics showing that over 400,000 new nurses will be needed by 2024!
The dynamic growth of the nursing profession
One of the reasons for the nursing care demand is that both the general population and the nurse population are aging. Therefore, we need a lot of newer nurses to care for patients. Nurse Educators and Nurse Administrators are two of the most in-demand careers at this time.
More information about nursing education and salaries
At the moment (as you can see in the below infographic), the cost of getting a master’s degree in nursing can range from $20,000 to over $60,000 depending on the school and the field chosen. However, many nurses are making a great living with the salaries they earn after graduation.
According to the US Bureau Of Labor Statistics, these are average nurse salaries in the US.
- RNs $69,110
- Nurse Educators $73,150
- Nurse Administrators $94,500
For more information on the dynamic growth of the nursing profession, take a look at the infographic below.
Infographic Design By Norwich University