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Making the Move to Registered Nurse

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Registered Nursing: The Right Choice for You?

Licensed practical nurses, vocational nurses and even high school graduates who are interested in nursing should consider becoming registered nurses (RNs). As Carrington College’s guide to Registered Nursing explains, RNs hold more jobs than any other profession in the healthcare industry while the number of practicing RNs is set to reach up to nearly 3.2 million by the year 2024. Yet, experts are predicting a shortfall of up to 1.2 million registered nurses by the year 2022.

If you want to save lives and improve healthcare for hundreds or even thousands of people, you would be hard-pressed to choose a better profession.

What Specializations are in Highest Demand?

Aspiring registered nurses will find that there are a number of specializations to pick from with additional certifications, including midwifery, critical care, emergency care, neonatal care, pain management and gerontology. Alternatively, a registered nurse may opt to choose a career in management or post-secondary education.

Even so, some specializations are in higher demand than others. Nursing specializations that are estimated to be in highest demand include emergency care, critical care, and perioperative nursing. Nurses with computer skills are also in short supply, as hospitals need RNs who can not just use but even develop and improve electronic medical record systems.

What is Right for You?

Choose a nursing specialization based on your skills, talents and aspirations. While nursing is a highly demanding job, it can be a fulfilling one if you work in a field that is important to you personally. Consider the level of education and training needed for any given specialization. Realistically assessing your schedule and finances can help you determine which type of training works for you.

Registered nurses play an integral role in the healthcare industry. If you think that this profession is right for you, consider various specialization options, choose the one or ones that you feel are best suited for you and then throw your heart into the right registered nursing training program.

Top 10 States for Physical Therapists!

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Physical Therapy is a wonderful career where you can make a real difference in peoples’ lives. The shortage for experienced #Physical Therapists means you can work in virtually any city you want. And you can choose to work in a hospital, at a clinic, or start your own practice! But where are the best places so start looking? Here are the Top 10 states for Physical Therapists:

Top 10 based on the number of jobs:
California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan

Top 10 based on salary:
California, New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, West Virginia

Top 10 based on 7 factors (well-being and future livability; Literacy and health literacy; Employment and employment projections; Business and practice friendliness; Technology and innovation; PT and student engagement with APTA; Compensation and cost of living):
Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Idaho, Virginia, Iowa, Washington, Arizona and Alaska

California, Texas, Florida and New York are consistently listed in the Top States for Physical Therapists and #Registered Nurses. My guess: if you’re launching your career, or considering a do-over, these states are an excellent place to start looking regardless of your specific #Healthcare career.

 

U.S. News 100 Best Jobs: 38 are Healthcare (7 of top 10)

Healthcare, not surprisingly, is the top field to pursue according to the U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 report.

This is not a Highest Demand Jobs list. The rankings are based on the number of projected number of openings (through 2022), balanced by their advancement opportunities, career fulfillment and salary expectations.

Since most of these positions can be found in any size organization, from large hospital systems to critical care hospitals, community health centers and private practice settings, people have a plethora of opportunities to find the right fit for their personality.

38 of the professions are in healthcare, and they’re skewed to the top of the list!

#3     Dentist
#4     Nurse Practitioner
#5     Pharmacist
#6     Registered Nurse
#7     Physical Therapist
#8     Physician
#10   Dental Hygienist
#13   Physician Assistant
#14   Occupational Therapist
#16   Phlebotomist
#17   Physical Therapy Assistant
#21   Occupational Therapy Assistant
#22   Clinical Lab Technician
#25   Dietitian and Nutritionist
#26   Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
#27   Massage Therapist

For the full list: http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs