Careers and Employment
Job opportunities for those working in the nursing field are expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations over the next few years. This growth will be driven by numerous changes in health care:
- Experienced nurses retiring from healthcare professions.
- Technological advances, allowing sophisticated procedures to be performed in nontraditional environments such as physicians’ offices, outpatient care centers, and surgical or emergency centers.
- Aging population, requiring more healthcare services.
- Increasing emphasis on preventive care.
Beginning salaries in the nursing field range from low-thirty to mid-forty thousand dollars. Those in the upper tier of the nursing profession can potentially earn upwards of sixty thousand dollars.