It seems like I have been reading a lot of blog posts that continue to quote the Bureau of Labor Statistics report from 2012, stating that between 2010-2020, the RN workforce is estimated to be the top occupation in terms of job growth. The report estimates the number of RN jobs increasing over 700,000. But most of my friends who are currently looking for a position as an RN are having a lot of trouble getting anything. There is a ton of competition.
So I'm curious...are these Bureau of Labor stats accurate in your area? Is there a thriving job market for RN's where you live? Or is it highly competitive? Thanks for your input!