Catalog 2021-2022



As the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 3.1 million jobs in 2020. The industries that employed the most registered nurses in 2020 were as follows:

  • Hospitals-State, Local, and Private (60.0 percent)
  • Nursing care facilities (7.0 percent)
  • Offices of physicians (18.0 percent)
  • Educational Services (3.0%)
  • Outpatient care center-Ambulatory (15 percent)

Employment opportunities are expected to increase by approximately 7 percent from 2019 through 2029.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at (visted April 9, 2021)