Career Outlook for Acute Care Nurses

The overall job outlook for Acute Care Nurse careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 14.84 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.47 percent per year. Demand for Acute Care Nurses is expected to go up, with an expected 545,170 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.57 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Acute Care Nurses in the following states
California 240,030
Texas 176,330
New York 169,710
Florida 158,390
Pennsylvania 130,930
Ohio 122,300
Illinois 120,810
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Acute Care Nurses
Virgin Islands 360
Guam 460
Wyoming 4,790
Alaska 5,150
Vermont 5,980
North Dakota 6,880
Montana 8,500