Registered Nurses (SOC 29-1141)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Include advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires completion of an associate's degree, which usually requires at least 2 years but not more than 4 years of full-time academic study beyond high school.

Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Registered Nurses is classified as an occupation whose job duties rely on moderate use of technology.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2010: 2,860
Projected Regional Employment 2020: 3,670
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 810
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 28.30%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 50
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 80


Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2010: 184,700
Projected Texas Employment 2020: 245,870
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 61,170
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 33.10%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 3,345
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 6,115

National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2010: 2,737,400
Projected National Employment 2020: 3,449,300
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 711,900
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 26%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available Additional

Labor Market Information


Turnover: LOW
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 41.1
Average Years in Occupation: 9.8
Average Years with Current Employer: 5.2
Percent Female: 87.7%
Percent Non-White: 25.0%


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