More registered nurses now hold an associate’s degree
With jobs scarce in so many sectors, some individuals may want to make sure they are entering a growing field before they invest their time and money in attending a Christian university. Those in search of a thriving industry should look no further than healthcare.
Whether students enrolled in Christian colleges and universities hope to enter the fields of nursing or healthcare administration, they face very promising job prospects. In fact, new data from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that the demand for healthcare workers will continue to grow in the years ahead.
Georgetown researchers found that the healthcare industry will generate 5.6 million new jobs between now and 2020, according to a press release. At the same time, 82 percent of these positions will require both training and postsecondary education.
Nursing is among the fields in which workers are focused on achieving a higher level of education in order to service patients. Based on the study’s findings, the number of registered nurses who held an associate’s degree rose from 37 percent in 1980 to 80 percent in 2008.
As a result, any individuals who have their sights set on a career as a caregiver may want to consider the benefits of earning a degree from an on-campus or online Christian university before they begin their job search.