Thursday, October 20, 2011

Healthcare Jobs Drive Employment First Nine Months of Year

With the economic recession still greatly affecting many US citizens, individuals are looking for industries with significant job growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital job growth in the first nine months of 2011 is four times what it was in all of 2010. Additionally, 42 percent of all new jobs in September were from the healthcare sector. This spike in job growth has been attributed to an emphasis on less invasive procedures, more outpatient care, and as a result, a higher utilization of visiting nurses. For example, leading travel nurse agency, American Traveler, announced in October a year-over-year increase of 56 percent in nurse job employment. With such a large growth in the nursing field, it is imperative that nurses continue professional development and obtain higher degrees in order to stand out and carve their own niche in the burgeoning industry.

Click here to read the full press release.

Click here to find out more about the IOM's recommendations in their report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

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