RN jobs to rise by 25% in nursing facilities over next decade, government report finds

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Registered nursing employment is expected to grow by 25% in nursing care facilities from 2008 to 2018. That is according to the 2010-2011 edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Employment is expected to increase by 48% in physician offices and 33% in home health during the same time period. Growth will be at a slower rate in hospitals (17%).

Overall RN employment is expected to rise by 22% from 2008 to 2018. That is “much faster than the average for all occupations,” the 2010-11 edition of Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook reported.

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