According to a recent infographic by Maryville University, the number of nurses needed in the United States is expected to rise by almost 20% in the next five years. The current population getting older, and the large number of nurses retiring, are two things that have led to the shortage of nurses. The requirement for nurses is high among many different healthcare industries and specialties, with midwifery expected to grow the most. Other professions include registered nurses, nurses aids, and x-ray technicians.
One thing that we may see in the next five years is even more males choosing to enter the nursing profession. Although females still outnumber males by 2 to 1, there are many more male nurses now than there were in the 1970s. The infographic below explains everything you need to know.
This infographic was created by Maryville University.