Talk about your double-edged sword, Pennsylvania is ranked in the top 5 states for job opportunities for nurses.
In the time of a bad recession that's good news for those looking for work or thinking of a career change. Nursing has proved to be a fairly good recession proof job and offers not only job security, but a career that is a very well paying profession.
The downside is that this statistic also reflects Pennsylvania's desperate need for nurses and nurse educators. This need has gone unfulfilled for a few years and only looks to get worse as the baby boomers are set to retire or slow down.
There is an estimated need for 128,100 RNs, 43,350 LPNs and 37,500 CNAs by the end of 2016. That is a total of 208,950 nursing-related jobs that will need filling in the next eight years.
If you are interested in a career in nursing or you are a current nurse looking to become a nurse educator, visit futuresinnursing.org and find out how the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation can help you afford your education.
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