According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing jobs are expected to increase by roughly half a million between 2014 and 2024. On top of that, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing found that 55% of the nursing workforce is 50 years old or older. Over a million of these nurses will start retiring in the next 10 to 15 years. By 2030 the number of senior citizens will have increased by 69 million. One in five Americans will be considered a senior.
So what does this mean for travel nurses? There is a growing demand for nurses and plenty of opportunities to get paid and see the country.
While there are certain specialties that hospitals are always looking for, the following eight specialties are in high demand and perfect for Travel Nurses to pursue:
- Emergency Room
- Women’s Health (NICU/MBPP/L&D)
- Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Operating Room (OR)