Registered nurse is a ‘Hot Job’ for 2014


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Registered nursing holds a top spot on the just-released “2014 Hot Jobs List” from Randstad US.

The list from the staffing organization compiles jobs from across all industries that have a bright employment outlook for the rest of this year. Registered nurses, pharmacists and medical assistants are singled out as particularly “hot” job titles in the Nursing and Allied Health industry.

“Nursing continues to be a profession for which there is very strong demand; demand that will only increase in both the short- and long-term future.” said Steve McMahan, President of Randstad Healthcare, in a statement. “This is not only due to healthcare reform, but also due to the chronic and growing nursing shortage, the aging population, as well as technology advancements which have led to an increase in available medical procedures.”

The list includes statistics indicating why RNs have earned a spot on the list, including a $66,000 median salary and a 5.0 job-to-candidate ratio. The article also cites a recent CareerBuilder report stating there are 878,000 active job openings in the field.

In-demand skills for RN job seekers include electronic medical records and documentation skills, and OR and ICU experience.

Despite these positive numbers, there are still many stories of nurses being unable to find employment. Do you share this positive view? Is this a sign of recovery in our economy? Tell your story in the comments below.


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