NPR: Nursing Offers A Healthy Employment Future

Reported on today’s NPR Morning Edition:

More than 3 million jobs in the health care industry will be created this decade, ranging from highly paid neurosurgeons to home health aids making barely above minimum wage.

And more nursing jobs will be created in the next decade than in any other single profession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nearly 600,000 new jobs for registered nurses will be created by 2018.

Mike Jones hopes to get one of those jobs. Not long ago, he was working long hours in his father’s construction business, and he wasn’t happy. After a couple of hours on the phone with his brother, Jones made an unlikely career choice: He decided to become a nurse.

The NPR Web site features a transcript and an audio link to “Nursing Offers A Healthy Employment Future.”

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