Nurses in North Carolina make up the largest group of health care professionals. As of 2016, there are about 129,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice nurses (such as certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners) in the state1. Though North Carolina has more nurses per capita than the national average, there is still strong projected growth for the state through the year 2024. Rural areas especially need more nurses.
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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