The job market outlook
is positive for registered nurses
in the next five to 10 years in Michigan, industry professionals say. Though the economic recession slightly changed the hiring trends for health care providers, the job sector continued to grow as Michigan's manufacturing economy shrank in the past five years.
It's a different and decisively more positive outlook than other markets in the U.S., where 43 percent of newly licensed registered nurses can't find a job within the first 18 months of graduating, according to a recent report.
"The employment picture has certainly gotten brighter here in Michigan, as the economy has gotten better and people have gone back to work," said Carole Stacy
, director of the Michigan Center for Nursing.