Over the last decade, the number of nurse practitioners working in the U.S. has exploded from an estimated 97,000 to more than 189,000.
According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, these NPs are working in all areas of specialization.
Thanks to the triple-headed healthcare challenge that includes sweeping reforms, the looming doctor shortage of 2020 (and-beyond), and the skyrocketing medical needs of baby boomers, nurse practitioners are more in demand than ever: That’s good news if you’re already in this field and better news if you’re considering going into it. [click to continue…]
“I remember one nurse whose clothes were so tight, I felt like I was watching her slowly suffocate during the interview,” says one hospital HR recruiter.
“I had a gal come to an interview with an itty-bitty dog in her purse,” says another.
“Please don’t start off the interview with a litany of things you won’t do…such as work nights, touch poop or look at old people,” says one more.
A totally different senior RN tasked with hiring says “do we really have to say some of these things?”
According to anecdotal evidence, the answer to that question would seem to be “yes.”
Don’t be one of those anecdotes…
…And while you’re at it, take a look at some more common reasons that clinic or hospital may not have hired you as their next nurse: [click to continue…]
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the median four-year cost to attend med school is close to a quarter of a million dollars.
And while a growing doctor shortage is keeping med school attractive despite the high cost and long years of training, there are many healthcare jobs that approach some physician salaries, without the extra years (and debt) associated with becoming a doctor.
Here’s a look at five high-paying medical jobs that you don’t have to go to med school for: [click to continue…]
On average, there are 5,000-6,000 nursing-related jobs posted on this site on any given day.
A recent study by Wanted Analytics found nursing to be the most in-demand job in America, with estimates of the number of U.S. nursing jobs open in a year reaching into the hundreds of thousands.
While Soliant adds the handy advantage of having access to a personal recruiter that can work with you on your job search, it’s also important for you to know who you are and what you want, in order to separate the job posting wheat from the chaff.
To that end, here are 5 tips for wading through one of the largest professions for job postings in the U.S.: [click to continue…]
According to labor statistics, some nurses can make north of $100,000 a year. Meanwhile, according to the documentary “The Vanishing Oath,” a full-time physician in the U.S. can take home as little as $28/hr before taxes.
These are two extremes, but it brings up an interesting topic I’ve been thinking about for a while now: How much does the pay you get out of a medical job actually give you?
We often hear of 60, 70, even 80-hour work-weeks debasing the currency of some medical salaries, while overall satisfaction for other healthcare jobs is among the highest in any industry…So what does it all work out to when it comes to the quality-of-life your job lets you have?
To find out, I did some basic math with the most recent available salary, hourly pay, average weekly hours worked, and overtime data, as well as average time needed to complete training, job satisfaction, and other elements from a variety of sources.
The results were surprising, on several levels: [click to continue…]
Nurses (including RNs)
By 2020, the U.S. government predicts a shortage of between 800,000 and one million nurses. (Close to 117,000 short in California alone.)
Before that – 2015 – the U.S. Department of Health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed just to fill vacancies left by retirees.
Here’s a closer look at the need, from a blog posting we did in 2009. Since then, 2012 Labor statistics project that at least 580,000 new nursing jobs will be generated in the U.S. just by 2016. And that’s just the jobs that will be generated, not the total needed to fulfill healthcare goals. [click to continue…]