What jobs are the safest?

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    Which RN jobs are the safest in this economy? State or county? Staff floor? Management? Educators? Hime health? Private hospitals? I know no jobs are fail proof but which jobs are the most recession proof? Thoughts?

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    staff nurse in the hospital. Management and education have been getting cut badly over the last few years across my entire region. We completely shut down our home health/visiting nurses division after 80 years of service to the community this year. Sad. If you look at different hosp job postings, you will see what they are most short in. Usually icu and er.

    good luck

    gvmt like va is always a little better as well, same with working in a unionized hosp.
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    Thanks so much for your reply...

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    Which RN jobs are the safest in this economy? State or county? Staff floor? Management? Educators? Hime health? Private hospitals? I know no jobs are fail proof but which jobs are the most recession proof? Thoughts?

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    *** This highest level of care (ICU, etc) and ER in a federal hospital, like VA for example. They always need skilled nurses to take care of the sick people. Look at who is in the hospital on nights. Only those most needed. Usually acute care RNs, MDs and RTs. If they can do without them on nights they can do without them other times.
    A crash patient arrives in the ER. If there is no ER nurse to take care of them, or no ICU nurse to take care of them when the get admitted to the ICU it's a very big deal. Probably be written up in the newspaper. If that same patient arrives and the unit educator isn't there it's not a big deal.
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    For now the safest place seems to be where you encounter few MAs or techs who can pick up your job responsibilities.
    Look at doctors' offices. When I was younger, there were plenty of LPNs working there. Except for the occasional NP, nurses are gone from those settings for the most part.


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