Where Do Nurses Work?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Registered Nurses are the largest healthcare occupation in the United States, with around 2.7 million Registered Nurse jobs on record in 2010. Of these, 48 percent were employed in private hospitals, 8% in physician's offices, 6% in local hospitals, 5% in home health care and 5% in nursing homes. The remainder of registered nurses are employed in government agencies, administrative and support services, and educational services.
The field of nursing is expected to continue to grow over the next decade, with new jobs created each day as well as a wealth of opportunities for advancement within the field.