Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for health care services will increase because of the aging population, given that older people typically have more medical problems than younger people. Nurses also will be needed to educate and care for patients with various chronic conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.*
This good news for men and women pursuing nursing careers is that the numbers reflect the growing demand for health care services overall. Both are linked closely to the aging of America's population. As tens of millions of Baby Boomers move into their retirement years, they will need the diagnostic, pharmaceutical, surgical and convalescent services provided in:
- Medical Centers
- Physicians' Offices
- Nursing Homes
- Assisted Living Facilities
Nursing opportunities are also available in the growing home health care field. Not needing round-the-clock medical care, many Americans just require occasional at-home monitoring and assistance by well-trained health care professionals. By 2020, more than 13 million more home health care professionals will be needed to satisfy demand, according to the BLS.**
Everest's Nursing programs can help you take advantage of these career opportunities. Everest's Nursing programs can have you trained and ready to compete for the new practical, vocational and registered nursing positions that are expected to open in the coming years. To help you transition from school into the workplace, Everest's Career Services staff can help you prepare your resume, rehearse interviewing techniques and contact local employers.
Want to know more about Everest's nursing programs? Contact Everest today. A friendly Everest representative will get back to you immediately to answer your questions.
* Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses.
** Source": http://abcnews.go.com/Business/boom-predicted-home-care-industry/story?id=19015511