Nurses top US Bureau of Labor report

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Retail salespersons, cashiers, general office clerks, food preparation and serving workers and registered nurses topped the US Bureau of Labor Statistics report as the most in-demand professions in 2009. Yet demand on the ground seems to be spotty. Some areas of the country continue to predict a worsening of the current nurse shortage, while in other parts of the US, new grads are struggling to find jobs.

Do you think the report accurately reflects the demand for nurses? How do you feel about nursing’s inclusion on a list dominated by careers requiring minimal training?

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Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN

Jennifer is a professional freelance writer with over eight years experience as a hospital nurse. She has clinical experience in adult health, including med-surg, geriatrics and transplant; she also has a particular interest in women’s health and cancer care. Jennifer has written a variety of health and parenting articles for national publications.

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3 Responses to Nurses top US Bureau of Labor report

  1. Shawnee

    I agree that the demand depends on where you are. Hospitals around here are tightening up and the schools are still graduating full classes of nurses. It can be hard to get on.

  2. I have written articles about the current shortage of nurses in the country and the bureau’s report may seem to be implying that there is actually a shortage.

  3. John Turnage

    i am a certify CNA 2011 . I’m having extremely hard time finding a job. Can someone tell me what i should do.