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Wyoming is a Great State for Nursing

Written by on May 9, 2018

It’s National Nurses Week, and according to a personal-finance website, Wyoming is a great state in which to be a nurse.
The website WalletHub released its most recent report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Nurses. The report aims to help new nursing graduates find the best markets for their profession, so they compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from monthly average starting salary for nurses to health-care facilities per capita to nursing-job openings per capita.
Wyoming, it seems, is a great state to begin a nursing career in. Because the share of the elderly population is projected to be the 3rd highest in the nation by the year 2030, this will provide more opportunities for nursing jobs in coming years. Wyoming is ranked 9th in the nation for nurses per capita, 10th for the monthly average starting salary for nurses, and 10th for nursing job openings per capita. But importantly, Wyoming is ranked 3rd in the nation for average annual salary for nurses, adjusted for cost of living.

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