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Registered Nurses

Employment Prospects


More than 2.7 million registered nurses are employed in the United States. About 61 percent of registered nurses work in hospitals, 7 percent work in offices of physicians, 7 percent in nursing care facilities, 6 percent in home health care services, and 6 percent for the government. The rest work in managed-care facilities, clinics, industry, private homes, schools, camps, and government agencies. Some nurses work part time.

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