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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
Highest Paying Nursing Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
The nursing profession is experiencing aggressive growth as nurses continue to assume many tasks, functions and responsibilities once considered the exclusive province of physicians. Nursing salaries have risen and commensurate with the field's growth; even today's entry level nurses can earn excellent salaries in relation to other industries, and those who pursue additional education and training earn nursing salaries that range from high five figures to high six figures. According to the most recent figures available from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the nursing field will continue to grow at its current pace through 2018, making nursing an ...
Survey Finds Nurse Practitioners Enjoy Work
By: CareerCast.com
Nurse practitioners (NPs) might be the most professionally satisfied group in healthcare, according to a recent survey conducted by Staff Care, a temporary physician and NP staffing firm and company of AMN Healthcare. The results showed 100% of those questioned said have positive feelings about being a NP, and 99% said they are positive and optimistic about the future of their profession. When rating their professional morale, 98% said it was positive. Those results are significantly higher than what physicians have reported in similar surveys. In a Merritt Hawkins survey, only 13% of physicians said they feel optimistic about the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...