The job market is getting a shot in the arm from the health care industry, particularly in the field of nursing. Nursing has been one of the most critical roles in medical care—and now, more than ever, nursing is at the forefront of health care careers. While registered nursing jobs are becoming limited, there are options for students who want to pursue a career in health care: LPN (licensed practical nurse), PN (practical nurse) and CPN (certified pediatric nurse) jobs are projected to increase.
The need for trained and knowledgeable health professionals goes beyond hospitals: schools, private medical practices, and home-bound patients all require nursing staff. Training for such careers includes an associate degree in nursing, which can allow students to prepare for their careers without a commitment to a traditional four-year degree program. As the health care job market expands, nursing offers exciting and fulfilling career options.