July 6, 2016

BLS: Demand for RNs remains high

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The healthcare sector is on track to produce nearly 440,000 jobs for RNs by 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports.

The healthcare sector added 46,000 jobs overall in May, including more than 24,000 ambulatory care positions and more than 5,000 positions in nursing facilities.

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According to the BLS, the nursing profession is the nation’s fastest growing occupation, and it is expected to see a 16% increase in open positions from 2014 to 2024.


Quick Facts: Registered Nurses 2015 Median Pay $67,490 per year $32.45 per hour Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities.


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