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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
Skills to Shine on the Nursing Job Market
By: CareerCast.com
There is good news in the nursing industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nursing employment will grow by 26% over the next seven years. Contributing to this positive growth are people living longer, the demand on skilled nurses due to changes in the medical industry, and many advances in medical technology. For both recent nursing school graduates and seasoned professionals, it is important to understand the skills necessary to secure nursing jobs and advance your career. A well-rounded candidate is a more competitive candidate in a demanding job market. Nursing is more than medical science. The best skilled ... more
Poll Finds Nurses Are Most Trustworthy Professionals
By: CareerCast.com
Nurses have been voted the most honest and ethical profession for the 13th year straight in a new Gallup poll, earning 15 percentage points above any other profession. The annual survey gauges public trust in professions, and 80% of Americans rates nurse honesty and ethical standards as “very high” or “high” this year. Members of Congress and car salespeople scored the lowest out of the 11 professions ranked, earning 7% and 8% “very high” scores, respectively. Medical doctors (65%), pharmacists (65%) and police officers (48%) and clergy (46%) were ranked highest after nurses. READ MORE AT MODERN MEDICINEmore
Opportunities Open With Graduate Certificates
By: CareerCast.com
As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, industry demand for more highly educated nurses is growing. Data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows current and prospective nurses are responding to rising education requirements: enrollment in all types of programs at nursing schools across the country increased from 2010 to 2011. Some nursing schools offer graduate certificates that allow nurses to expand their expertise and meet critical areas of need in the nursing profession. Offered to nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, graduate certificates are designed to enhance nurses’ professional competencies and prepare ... more
Signing Bonuses To Attract Top-Level Nurses
By: CareerCast.com
Here is a sign that nurses are demand. Trinity Senior Living is offering a signing bonus to nurses hired for a new program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and a nearby senior living community, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Registered Nurses can pocket $2,000 while Competency Evaluated Nursing Assistants are eligible for bonuses of $500. Trinity reserves signing bonuses for when the living assistance operator is trying to recruit a large number of nurses. If the idea proves successful in Michigan, don't be surprised to see other areas try it. READ MORE AT MLIVEmore