Acute Care Nurses

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
9%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
6.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$81,220
or $39.04 per hour
Volume
3,072,700
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Registered Nurses.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.0/10

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Automation risk

9% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Registered Nurses' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Registered Nurses' was $81,220, or $39 per hour

'Registered Nurses' were paid 75.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 3,072,700 people employed as 'Registered Nurses' within the United States.

This represents around 2.1% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 48 people are employed as 'Registered Nurses'.

Job description

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

SOC Code: 29-1141.01

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