Soliant Health interviewed nurses Steven Long and Joey Ellerbee to learn more about their careers, including powerful stories, advice for those looking to enter the field, how communities can help their local nurses, and insight into the most rewarding and challenging aspects of the jobs.
Today, over three million registered nurses play a crucial role in providing quality healthcare to countless individuals in communities across the nation. The patience, selflessness, and unwavering quality of care that nurses provide—even throughout a global pandemic and a national staffing shortage—deserves significant appreciation. Be sure to thank your local nurses for all they do to ensure quality care for their communities.
As the most trusted professionals in America, nurses are in extremely high demand, and data shows that this demand will persist for years to come.
According to an April 2022 nursing workforce analysis published in Health Affairs, the total supply of RNs decreased by more than 100,000 from 2020 to 2021, the largest drop ever observed in the last four decades. Most of these nurses who left the workforce were employed in hospitals, meaning now, hospitals in smaller U.S. cities are fighting to fill nursing positions so that they can offer patients the quality care they need.
The high demand for nurses, combined with the latest trends in employment—more flexibility and control over when and where employees want to work—makes travel nursing an ideal career for many in the healthcare industry.
To raise awareness of the growth in employment opportunities in a wide range of healthcare occupations, Soliant released a list of healthcare occupations that are in demand and less well-known across the United States.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2021-31—significantly faster than the average growth rate. In fact, nursing occupations are growing faster than all other occupations in the country, with a 46% employment growth from 2021-31.
With 2 million new jobs anticipated over the next decade, in addition to the 1.9 million openings projected from replacement needs, the opportunity and demand for employment in the healthcare industry are astounding.
Soliant has tens of thousands healthcare jobs open for hire across the country. Here are 10 of the careers in demand that you may not know about.
Operating Room (OR) nurse is a job that requires dedication, fantastic leadership and organizational skills. The job is not for everyone as the stakes are high and require great attention to detail and stamina, but the work is rewarding.
Not only is the work rewarding personally, but professionally OR nurses are in high demand now that elective surgeries are returning after the COVID pandemic.
These health professionals stand to make great pay and have a great pathway for career growth into higher-paying specialties, such as cardiovascular operating room nurse, master’s degree level nursing or travel nursing.
Looking for highly skilled and experienced OR staff for your facility? Contact us here.
Looking to grow your allied health career? We breakdown four top jobs to advance your career.
Many healthcare professionals know allied health is a great place to launch a healthcare career. Many get their start in the field with an associate degree or a certification and continue to grow with additional education, experience and certifications in other areas under the allied health umbrella.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers healthcare to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. Employment is expected to grow by 13% over the next 10 years – adding about 2 million new jobs over the next decade – which is much faster than all other occupations.
In addition, BLS projects about 1.9 million jobs open annually due to the replacement of workers who retire or move careers.
In this article, we discuss some of the top allied health job options that can help propel your healthcare career, including the top states for these jobs and the additional qualifications for each position.
There are many directions that you can go with your career in nursing, but many find that school nursing is one of the most rewarding paths that a nurse can take. At a glance, the idea of becoming a school nurse might seem a bit on the boring side, doling out band-aids and calling parents to pick up kids who have fallen victim to the latest stomach bug. The reality, though, is that school nursing is a very challenging and rewarding career for those who decide to go into the field. Here are four reasons school nursing is a rewarding career choice.