Will nursing be the highest paid job of the future?

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“Nursing is absolutely one of the best professions to go into,” says Annessa Fort, the Healthcare Branch Manager for the Pacific Northwest for Yoh, a staffing agency that has been serving North America for more than 70 years by providing professional talent to the aerospace and defense, engineering, government, healthcare, life sciences, information technology and telecommunications industries. Yoh keeps its eye on labor, employment and salary trends, and every quarter it publishes the Yoh Index of Wages.

Fort has a solid understanding of wage trends in the area of healthcare. Her role is placing nurses—mainly occupational and employee health nurses, nurse case managers and nurse practitioners, but also physician assistants. Her work covers the states of California, Washington, Montana and Colorado.

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Cynthia Dusseault

Cynthia Dusseault is a professional freelance writer with both a health and an education background. A former medical radiation technologist and elementary school teacher, she realized that no matter what she did, she was drawn to any task that involved writing, so she decided, over a decade ago, to write full-time. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines and websites including Nursing PRN, National Review of Medicine, University Affairs, Your Health, Education Leaders Today, Today's Parent, Children's Playmate, WeightWatchers.ca and many more.She has written about topics such as asthma, genital herpes, circumcision, teleradiology, body art, learning disabilities and exercise trends, and she absolutely adores the fact that writing—particularly doing the research for the articles she writes—makes her a lifelong learner.

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2 Responses to Will nursing be the highest paid job of the future?

  1. ceecee

    Too bad there are no jobs to be had. Not in NY anyway. It’s sad. I battled through nursing school in search of a second career. I passed my boards. And guess what… I’m still in the same career I was in before nursing school.

  2. Carlanurse RN

    I have no doubt that we won’t be the highest paid profession. But where are the jobs? I graduated in May, and can’t find a regular job–even with over 20 years experience– because I have not worked as a nurse in 3 years. However, I really do still remember how to be a nurse.