Catalog 2017-2018



As the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 2.7 million jobs in 2015. The industries that employed the most registered nurses in 2012 were as follows:

  • Hospitals (61 percent)
  • Nursing and residential care facilities (7 percent)
  • Offices of physicians (7 percent)
  • Home health care services (6 percent)
  • Government (6 percent)

Employment opportunities are expected to increase by approximately 16 percent from 2014 through 2024.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 edition, Registered Nurses.