Is There A Nursing Shortage? [Infographic]

nurse job shortage
nurse job shortage

Despite reports that some nurses are having trouble finding jobs, government statistics suggest many positions are being left unfilled and the need for nurses (and other health-care professionals) will continue to grow through the end of the decade.

Driving the demand for the tens of thousands of nursing jobs expected to be created by 2020 are aging baby boomers, who are living longer but not necessarily healthier. So how is it that some job seekers can't find nursing jobs? As CNNMoney recently reported, despite thousands of job postings, registered nurses fresh from school are meeting resistance from hospitals that don't want to hire new grads.