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    With expanding career options available in the health care industry, a registered nurse (RN) can choose from a variety of nursing specialties. It's important to consider what you're passionate about, in addition to employment statistics, market trends, average data salary and the best places to live.

    Our infographic highlights the future of nursing jobs based on salary and demand to assist nurses in planning their career path. Because the salary of RNs can vary greatly due to a variety of factors, we've also examined the data on a state, city and specialization level.

    Quick facts about the nursing industry:

    • It is projected that 44 states and D.C. will have nursing shortages by 2020
    • California employs the most nurses and is the top paying state for RNs
    • San Francisco is the top paying metropolitan area for RNs

    With 78.6 percent of employers preferring BSN graduates, explore our accredited online RN to BSN program.

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