May 24, 2023

Projected growth of nursing, OR-related occupations 2021-2031

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percent of employment growth from 2021 and projected to 2031 for nursing and operating room-related occupations include:

  • Nurse practitioners—45.7%
  • Physician assistants—27.6%
  • Nurse anesthetists—11.8%
  • Nurse midwives—7.5%
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses—6.3%
  • Registered nurses—6.2%
  • Surgical technologists—5.9%
  • Nursing assistants—4.7
  • Surgeons—3.4%
  • Anesthesiologists—1.1%.


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