According to the North Carolina Center for Nursing, our state is projected to experience a critical shortage of nurses by the year 2010. With the registered nurse workforce increasing in age and NC's elderly population expected to double by the year 2020, demand for highly skilled nurses and nurses assistants is increasing.
The need for more nurses in emergency rooms, operating rooms, critical care facilities and long-term care settings equals increased job opportunities for nurses. The more education the nurse has, the more the job options increase. For more information on nursing careers in North Carolina, visit these links below:
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The steady population growth of North Carolina has caused a critical need for teachers across the state. The current need for teachers is not being met; it is estimated that North Carolina must hire 10,000 to 12,000 new teachers each year to keep up with the growing population. There are immediate needs for teachers in all subjects and at all teaching levels; high-need areas include math, science, middle grades and exceptional children. For more information on teaching careers in North Carolina, visit these links below:
Teach Now: North Carolina
Special Education Teacher Certification in NC
Special Education Master's Programs in North Carolina