Demand for nurses at all levels will grow faster than many other professions over the next eight years, according to the US Department of Labor. See how various nursing sectors are projected to grow over the next few years, plus see how Massachusetts ranks compared to other states.
Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs)
• Number of APNs nationwide: 151,400• Median salary: $96,460• Projected job growth through 2022: 31 percent (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, 2012)
Registered Nurses (RNs)
• Number of RNs nationwide: 2.7 million• Median salary: $65,470• Projected job growth through 2022: 19 percent (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, 2012)
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
• Number of LPNs nationwide: 738,400• Median salary: $41,540• Projected job growth through 2022: 25 percent (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, 2012)
Nursing by the Numbers—Massachusetts
Massachusetts has more registered and advanced-practice nurses per capita than the US average and 48 other states:Number of Massachusetts RNs/APNs: 80,725RNs per capita: 1,239US average: 920Rank: 2 (behind South Dakota) (Source: US Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education, US Department of Health & Human Services, April 2013)
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