Media still saying nursing is "recession proof"
- 0Apr 17, '09 by Valerie Salva:angryfire are they ever going to get it?
"it's safe to say that the current job market is in the pits.
since the recession began in december 2007, 4.4 million jobs have been lost; more than half of that decline occurred between november 2008 and february 2009, according to the most recent data from the bureau of labor statistics.* additionally, there are 12.5 million unemployed people and the unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in february 2009. also in that month, employment declined in nearly all major industries....
if you're [color=#07519a]looking for a new job, focus your efforts on the following areas and you might increase your odds of landing a great position.
1. [color=#07519a]registered nurse
resistant reason: nurses are always in demand, recession or not. people will continue to get sick and seek medical attention no matter what the state of the economy, which ought to give rns sound job security.
training needed: a bachelor's or associate degree in nursing, plus completion of an approved nursing program. rns must also complete a national licensing examination to obtain a nursing license. further training or education qualifies nurses to work in specialty areas.
growth through 2016*: 23.5 percent