Quote from esunada
i saw yet another thing on "top five jobs that are recession proof" on yahoo news. how are people so grossly misinformed - aren't reporters supposed to know their stuff? it quotes that there are 116,000 open positions in hospitals right now and another 100,000 in nursing homes. it states a high median wage and lures you in with a link to online programs, stating that now is a good time to go back to school and increase your earning power. it is misleading! it pushes a group of people to go into nursing for financial, economical reasons, which i personally think should not be the leading reasons for going into this field. there are also not enough teachers to teach nursing, so it's not as easy to get into school and people are not informed of all these difficulties before they take the leap. when will it stop!!!
i truly don't mean to nitpick unnecessarily, but i would like to point out a few things:
this piece http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-arti...e_to_stay-1001
a news article. it is contained within the hot jobs channel of the yahoo web portal.
note the byline - the author is a representative of www.findtherightschool.com
. is this person qualified to discuss the career outlook of registered nurses, or is his purpose to entice you to click to the above website and hopefully enroll in some educational program?
note this sentence in the section on nursing:
no mention, of course, of the clinical component of nursing education.
the wage and projected employment statistics are taken directly from the bureau of labor statistics - i would consider them valid for the decade being projected
again -- just because this feature popped up on the yahoo.com home page today does not make it news, does not mean it is a piece of journalism, and does not mean that the reader shouldn't evaluate it critically.