Registered Nurse (RN) Job Growth Rate 22%
Projected growth rates for RNs in the industries with the highest employment of these workers through 2018.
With a growth projection of 22% over the next six years, the job market for Registered Nurses continues to attract new high school graduates, as well as individuals looking to change career paths. The number of jobs for newly graduated nurses can be attributed to several factors, including an aging population requiring more specialized health care, as well as a large number of currently employed nurses reaching the age of retirement.
The rate of employment in hospitals will be somewhat slower than in other industries due to limitations of stay set by insurance companies, and the advancement in medical procedures that allow more outpatient treatments. Recovery time, as well, is decreasing for surgeries, as a result of the advances in medicine.