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Advanced Practices Take Nursing Career to Next Level Nursing is among the occupations in the highest demand locally and nationally, and offers excellent opportunities for good pay and benefits, but requiring a high degree of skill. Some nurses, however, choose to raise their skill level even higher, pursuing careers as advanced-practice nurses. In Orange County, the occupation of registered nurse ranks 12th for projected job openings from 2010 through 2020, according to the California Employment Development Department. In the 10-year period, more than 7,200 job openings for RNs are projected, including 3,740 newly created jobs and 3,460 due to RNs

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in High Demand

Healthcare Jobs Snapshot

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in High Demand as Hospitals Look to Offset Physician Shortage

  • If you are serious about receiving a quality online education that will provide a solid foundation into the healthcare and medical industry, then consider a masters degree in nursing from an accredited online university.

HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN), the only single-source healthcare recruiting solution for providers and job seekers, today released its Q3 2012 Healthcare Jobs Snapshot. The quarterly Snapshot reveals that healthcare providers continue to rank physicians/surgeons and nurses as the highest employment priorities. Over the last quarter, the healthcare industry also saw increases in job openings for both physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Also notable are year over year increases to open positions in pharmacy, counseling, and social services.

DNP Nurses in hign demand 2013

“Employment in healthcare continues to outpace other industries, yet providers continue to struggle to find talent as they face increasing physician burnout and a potential nursing shortage,” said Mike Tansey, CEO of HEALTHeCAREERS Network. “We anticipate providers will continue to rely on nurse practitioners and physician assistants to fill in gaps in care as a result.”

To learn more about the current state of healthcare careers, including jobs for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and healthcare IT, please download the full Q3 2012 HeCN Healthcare Jobs Snapshot here.

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Empowered nurses key to health care reform

In fact, that teaching component has become Job 1 for America’s nearly 3 million nurses as the health care system braces for a tsunami of needy patients.

An estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day. Beset with the illnesses of aging, from chronic toenail fungus to Alzheimer’s Disease, they will demand more and costlier care as they live into their 80s and beyond.

On top of that, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, requiring all Americans to have health coverage, will pour 32 million new patients into the health care pipeline starting in 2014.

Is the system up to the task? Only if it focuses on education, say many experts.

“Our challenge is to learn how to take care of ourselves and to self-manage,” says Laura Reilly, president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association in Colorado. “We need to look at how to stay well because our elderly population is growing so rapidly, and our resources will be so thin … Our goal is to teach (patients) to stay independent and out of the hospital, because the days of full-range medical care are over.”

For nurses, the changes also bring opportunities. Let’s take a look at what is being said on Twitter about nurses being in demand for the next 20 years.

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