The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has predicted an 800,000 nurse shortage by the year 2020. To assist youth with helping them select what nursing career pathway works for them, Explorehealthcareers.org has created a tip-sheet on the different types of nursed
To address the nursing shortage, most places of employment are eager to sign on and keep nurses through offering bonuses and incentives. The BLS has the median wage for nurses at $50,000, and with the demand for nurses it goes up dramatically when factoring in holiday and weekend shifts. For those who don’t want to work full-time, nursing is a great option because of the job flexibility it offers. The promise of career advancement makes nursing an attractive option as well. Nurses can work anywhere — in hospitals or doctor’s offices from urban to rural areas, even overseas with medical organizations. And there are many options for advancement, from consulting with the legal system to become a researcher.