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How to Combat Stress at Work
By: CareerCast.com
The topic of nursing jobs has been getting a great deal of press lately. Titles like, " Georgetown University Study: 5.6 Million New Healthcare Jobs Expected By 2020 ", and " Nursing Tops List of High-Paying Jobs In the Future " have inspired many to consider becoming a nurse. From LVNs to RNs, traveling nurses to nurses who work with hospice, the possibilities for nursing jobs seem endless. However, along with the excitement, the lure of a good paycheck, and the possibilities for variation within the same field, there is a price to pay. Nursing jobs are high-stress jobs. How ... more
As Older Nurses Near Retirement, More Openings For New Generation
By: CareerCast.com
Almost one-quarter of registered nurses (RN) age 55 and older could leave nursing in a short period, opening the door for less–experienced RNs to take their place, according to a new study. Twenty-three percent of nurses aged 55 and older indicate they change their work dramatically, including opting for retirement or leaving the nursing field for other types of work. AMN says the survey, now in its fourth year, offers a snapshot of current job satisfaction levels among nurses and indicates how the economic recovery may affect future career trajectories. The data also mines responses to determine how nurses in ... more
Nursing Home Jobs - Skills Required, Jobs Available
By: CareerCast.com
The country is graying rapidly. The massive Baby Boom generation has entered its retirement years and by 2030, according to Census Bureau forecasts, Americans age 65 and older will represent 19% of the population (compare that to 13% in 2010). In addition, people are living longer thanks to advances in diagnosis and treatment. These two factors indicate strong demand for nursing homes. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in such facilities to increase by 24% from 2008-2018 – a much larger rise than that of most industries. So if your career planning involves helping others, a career ... more
Nurses Staying in Workforce Longer, But Shortage Looms
By: CareerCast.com
A shortage of registered nurses has been predicted for some time, yet in some parts of the county, new nurses are reporting difficulty in finding jobs. Nursing schools are churning out more Registered Nurses (RNs) than ever—with the number of nursing programs doubling in the last 10 years—and there are now 750,000 RNs under the age of 35 compared to 500,000 a decade prior. But the bigger issue, according to a new report is the delayed retirement of baby-boomer nurses, who make up 40% of the RN workforce. A new study, published in the August 2014 edition of Health Affairs, ... more
Highest Paying Nursing Jobs Not Always the Highest Satisfaction
By: CareerCast.com
Nursing is a career that requires hard work, a big heart, and a good deal of education and training. So, it's no surprise that most nursing jobs come with a decent salary. In fact, any publication's list of the top reasons to become a nurse will include salary and/or flexible scheduling towards the top. However, high paychecks can often come with less than desirable working conditions. The highest paid nursing jobs do not always provide the highest levels of job satisfaction. Universal Factors Involved in Job Satisfaction Psychologist Frederick Herzberg did significant research regarding job satisfaction. He interviewed employees using ... more
Pay For Nurses Steadily Climbing
By: CareerCast.com
Nurses saw higher pay increases than other hospital employees, with the exception of hospital executives, according to a new report from Hay Group. Compared with the average 2.6% increase for all employees, nurses at independent hospitals saw 2.5% increase in base salaries and total cash in 2014, compared to 1.8% salary increases and 2% total cash increases in 2013, according to Hay Group’s annual healthcare compensation survey. The survey polls more than 1,200 hospitals nationwide. CEO base pay rates continued to grow faster than any other job titles, but short-term emphasis on profit has dropped at stand-alone hospitals. Additionally, roughly ... more
Employment Boom for Nursing: Follow Retirement
By: CareerCast.com
Nursing is one of the strongest sectors in healthcare sector for hiring, which has helped buoy overall employment nationwide. The healthcare industry’s unemployment rate is 3.9%, half the national average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that registered nurses account for nearly three million of the new jobs in the growing healthcare field, and licensed vocational nurses account for another 800,000. Baby Boomers entering retirement will only increase the demand for nurses in the coming years – the BLS says opportunities will grow by 26% for registered nurses and 22% for vocational nurses -- as a result of ... more
A Faster Licensing Process For California Nurses
By: CareerCast.com
California has long been a sort of Holy Grail to travel nursing. The state offers endless jobs and the highest pay rate. Jobs are also available there and, an extra perk in these cold months, is the California climate. But licensure in California can be a hassle. Earlier in 2014, thousands were waiting for California clear a registration backlog created by switching to a new, $52 million software system. Even without the backlog, California nursing licensure is a tedious process, with a two-step process involving the application and a fingerprinting requirement. Now, several travel nurse staffing companies—American Mobile Healthcare, NursesRx ... more
Landing A Nursing Job in the New Year
By: CareerCast.com
When looking for a nursing job, there are many ways to locate a great position. But to find a great job that also pays really well can be a challenge. Hospitals and medical practices all around the country are looking for registered nurses, but not all of them pay above average wages. Yet as the economy continues to improve, many recruiters now have a larger budget to pay for exactly the talent they hope to attract. Here are a few suggestions to help you find a position that matches your skills and interests and pays better than you might expect: ... more
Surplus Of Nursing Jobs Expected In The Coming Decade
By: CareerCast.com
Contrary to reports over the last decade, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is now predicting a nursing surplus by 2025. Assuming nurses continue to train at current levels, HRSA expects new full-time equivalents to grow by 33% nationally by 2025 while the nationwide demand is expected to grow by just 21%. New delivery care models will likely contribute to new growth in demand for nurses, which is not considered for the projections in this study, according to HRSA. But while it seems a national shortage will be avoided, HRSA says 16 states are projected to experience slower ... more