NURSING RANKED FIFTH MOST COMMON JOB IN U.S.

Nursing 5th most popular job in USThe most familiar jobs in the country are vital to our nation’s economy because they employ so many people. In fact the top 10 most common jobs in the U.S. provide work for nearly 28 million people.

The great news for graduates and students of our Registered Nursing and Nursing Bridge LVN to RN programs is that nursing is ranked number five on that list. Health care is a growing field, and the number of registered nurses is keeping pace with that growth.

To work out what are the most common jobs in the nation, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a variety of figures and statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for more than 800 professions.* According to their 2014 review, these are America’s most common jobs:*

  1. Janitors and cleaners
  • Total number of jobs: 2.1 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 12.1%, Average annual income: $25,140
  1. Secretaries and administrative assistants
  • Total number of jobs: 2.2 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 13.2%, Average annual income: $34,000
  1. Hand laborers and material movers
  • Total number of jobs: 2.3 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 11.0%, Average annual income: $26,690
  1. Customer service representatives
  • Total number of jobs: 2.4 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 12.6%, Average annual income: $33,370
  1. Waiters and waitresses
  • Total number of jobs: 2.4 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 5.6%, Average annual income: $20,880
  1. Registered nurses
  • Total number of jobs: 2.7 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 19.4%, Average annual income: $65,470
  1. Office clerks
  • Total number of jobs: 2.8 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 6.2%, Average annual income: $29,990
  1. Food preparation and serving workers
  • Total number of jobs: 3.0 million,
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 14.2%, Average annual income: $18,880
  1. Cashiers
  • Total number of jobs: 3.3 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 2.6%, Average annual income: $20,420
  1. Retail Salespersons
  • Total number of jobs: 4.5 million
  • Forecast growth from 2012 to 2022: 9.8%, Average annual income: $25,370

These stats make great reading if you are already working as, or if you’re on your way to becoming, a Registered Nurse. If you’re thinking about going back to school to become an RN, take a look at how the average annual income and the forecast growth percentage for registered nurses compares to the other nine jobs on the list.

Nursing is a genuine career, and with no disrespect to cashiers, wait staff or those working in retail, can you say the same for those positions?

 

*Source: http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/24/americas-most-and-least-common-jobs/2/

One thought on “Nursing Ranked Fifth Most Common Job In U.S.

  1. Mayra

    Is carrington in Portland going to open a nursing program?

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