There’s been a nursing shortage in the U.S. for several years, as the healthcare industry simply can’t keep up with the demand. This job growth has occurred for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care and demand for healthcare services for Baby Boomers. In fact, according to the American Nurses Association, there will be an additional 1.13 million nurses needed in the workforce by 2022.

Even with this projected growth, supply and demand in the nursing workforce can be affected by numerous factors, including population, location, healthcare changes, and economic conditions.

Whether you’re considering a career in nursing or just want to check on the current job market, you may be wondering what the job outlook for nurses in 2017 will look like.

In many ways, the demand for nurses in 2018 will be the highest it’s ever been. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that employment for registered nurses (RNs) is expected to increase by 16% through 2024. That growth rate is much faster than the average for all occupations, making nursing a valuable field to go into. That projection also means that RNs should not only be in high demand this year, but for several years into the future.


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