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Registered Nurses

Employment Prospects


Nearly 3.1 million registered nurses are employed in the United States. About 60 percent of registered nurses work in hospitals, 18 percent in ambulatory healthcare services, 7 percent in nursing and residential care facilities, 5 percent for the government, and 3 percent in educational services. The rest work in managed-care facilities, clinics, industry, private homes, schools, and camps. Some nurses work part time.

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