The nursing workforce, like virtually every other industry, was greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing staggering job losses as the virus—and the economic fallout associated with it—swept the nation. However, nurses are essential in a way that most other professions are not at the moment, and hiring remains steady, with the healthcare industry adding back more than 250,000 jobs during July, August, and September.
Where is the demand for nurses the greatest, though? We analyzed data from our jobs website to determine what states currently have the highest inventory of openings. Here are the top three states where nurses are needed most.
Average Annual Registered Nurse Salary in California: $113,240
Noteworthy Openings in California:
- Registered Nurse – Emergency – Apple Valley, CA
- RN Clinical Manager – Maternal Child Health – Porterville, CA
- Per Diem REGISTERED NURSES (RN) needed – San Diego, CA
- Telemetry Nurse – Travel – (Tele RN) – Canoga Park, CA
- Intensive Care Nurse – ICU Nurse – Travel – (ICU RN) – San Pedro, CA
Average Annual Registered Nurse Salary in Texas: $74,540
Noteworthy Openings in Texas:
- RN – Registered Nurse – McKinney, TX
- Nurse Manager | Growing Company – Dallas, TX
- Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse – Registered Nurse – San Antonio, TX
- Case Manager / Service Coordinator, RN Star Kids – Fort Worth, TX
- Medical Surgical Nurse – Travel – (MS RN) – Granbury, TX
Average Annual Registered Nurse Salary in Virginia: $71,870
Noteworthy Openings in Virginia:
- Psychiatric Registered Nurse- Urgent Need – Falls Church, VA
- RN/LPN Charge Nurse – 7p-7a – Full Time – Roanoke, VA
- RN Charge Nurse – Danville, VA
- Registered Nurse – Virginia Beach, VA
- RN Supervisor 11-7 shift w/retention bonus – Virginia Beach, VA
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