Mixed information on job oportunies

  1. Some posts here site that there are not enough jobs to go around while others say that there are. What is the fact of the matter? Where can I get accurate information?

    Thank you.
    Last edit by Salus on Jun 16, '04
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  3. by   suzanne4
    It all boils down to city and state. Sometimes there aren't job postings and you have to create a position for yourself. Marketing yourself is the biggest part of it.
  4. by   redraccoon
    it all depends on where you are and what you want to do.

    some areas have more staffing than they need (i hear that rumor anyway) and i know some types of nursing have less turn-around, so less demand.

    but i have never been anywhere (in the us) where i couldn't pick up some kind of nursing job within a week of getting there. (we move alot due to military-)

    again... it all depends on where you are and what you want to do.
  5. by   Salus
    Thanks for your replies.
  6. by   cgfnp
    Quote from Salus69
    Thanks for your replies.
    There are about 5 jobs for every graduate in my class in the midwest just here locally. There are plenty of jobs out there. Go to www.npcentral.net and see for yourself.
  7. by   TMnurse
    Chicago is booming with NP jobs... again I agree with someone who said it also depends on what you want to be. The adult/family/acute care NPs are snapped up with plenty of options for jobs.. However, there are 2 Womens Health NPs who I know that don't have work. One had two opps at a OB/GYN office but she didn't like the hours (start late but also finish late). I am excited for the future of NPs as are the MDs I work with!!! It is a win win win for us/doc/patients. I think chicago like LA and NYC kinda of set the stage and most cities will follow in the years to come... now suburban areas might be different.