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Why join the field of Nursing?
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Top Growing Nursing Occupations
2018 - 2028
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
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Skill to leverage
Nursing skills driving success
PROFESSIONALISM Helps ensure and safeguard the health and well-being of patients
CRITICAL THINKING Vital as it helps prioritize key decisions that save lives
PATIENCE Helps overcome patient anxiety and drives better outcomes
CULTURAL AWARENESS Understanding diversity in human caring is essential
TIME MANAGEMENT More is done in minimal time
RECORD KEEPING Accurate notes helps identify problems and shortens issues
COMPASSION Provides a sense of help and respect in times of need
LISTENING A critical factor in effective patient communication
ATTENTION TO DETAIL Avoids mistakes in a field of life and death
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Levels of education and wages
In 2017 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median wage for high school graduates was $36,100. The median for those with a Bachelors was almost twice that.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited."
Plutarch, Greek-Roman biographer
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*All stats sited ‘bls.gov’ unless otherwise stated