The United States is facing a primary care provider shortage. By 2030, the projected shortage of Primary Care Physicians is expected to reach as high as 49,300, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Nursing has become a field in demand and its upward curve shows no signs of slowing in the near future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, the nursing job growth rate from 2016 to 2026 is projected at 15%, which is more than double the average growth rate for all occupations.
When people think about healthcare, the first image that might enter their minds is one of a doctor treating patients in a hospital. But it is actually nurses who comprise the majority of the healthcare workforce, and a variety of nursing careers exist outside of traditional nursing environments.
The highest paying jobs in nursing during 2017 won't come as a surprise to those in the industry. Still, it's exciting to see the earnings potential for nurses and the opportunities available for those considering an online RNBSN program.
As 2018 draws near, now is a good time to look ahead and assess your career prospects and potential.
With the rise of distance learning, college course work is at present more accessible than ever before. Students in remote locations can become part of classrooms halfway around the globe; others can complete continuing education or new degree paths following a full day's work.
Many nurses earn an ADN to get started in an entry-level nursing position. However, earning a BSN later on can help to improve job security, create opportunity for leadership and career advancement, and allow for specialization.