Nursing is an increasingly popular career choice for people with bachelor’s degrees, with the number of graduates in nursing increasing each year.
The number of nursing graduates increased from 4.4 million in 2015 to 4.6 million in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There were 3.4 nurses per 100,000 people in 2020, up from 2.7 nurses per 10,000 in 2019.
Nurses have also been the fastest-growing career for women since the late 1990s.
The growth of nursing education is a boon for students seeking better-paying jobs, particularly in healthcare.
As more people gain degrees in nursing and nursing education, the demand for nursing care and training is expected to increase, as nursing schools are able to offer more courses in the field, according the American Nurses Association.
Nursing schools are also starting to see demand for the position, as some of the nation’s most highly paid medical providers and executives have also taken on nursing jobs.