The debate over job creation has dominated the political landscape of 2012. And with good cause, too, given the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. With so many out of work, it's maddening to many that from 2000-2010, 2.4 million people have been hired by U.S. multinationals in jobs outsourced abroad,... Read More »
Americans' ever-increasing consumption of medical services in recent decades has led to a seemingly insatiable demand for professionals within the health-care sector. Recent employment numbers show that the industry gained 315,000 jobs last year, including nursing and related fields.
Demand for nursing and... Read More »
Hospitals have become the latest enemy of the common man. A few months after 23,000 registered nurses in California staged a one-day strike, they're planning to do it again. And in the coming weeks, 6,000 New York nurses are poised to follow suit. There are rumblings of the same thing in New Jersey and... Read More »
By Lauran Neergaard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge in young nurses may ease forecasts of coming shortages as their baby-boomer coworkers retire.
The past decade brought a 62 percent increase in the number of younger registered nurses entering the workforce, researchers reported Monday in the journal Health... Read More »
The popular image of a nurse is young, white, single and female. Sometimes she's a sexless, humorless harpy (Nurse Ratched) and sometimes she's a sexy bimbo (Nurse Betty). But she's rarely a guy. If a man enters the nursing profession, he must be an effeminate, caring type, goes the stereotype. But male... Read More »
You've Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have You?
Think back to the most common jobs that women held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today:... Read More »