The table below provides employment figures for Registered Nurses by Industry. The first table presents high-level categories of industries. To view figures for specific industries, click on the name of any category.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.