Acute Care Nurses

7.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $37.30 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 9% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Acute Care Nurses' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% by 2031
'Acute Care Nurses' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Acute Care Nurses' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Acute Care Nurses' was $77,600, or $37.30 hourly
'Acute Care Nurses' are paid 69.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as acute care nurses?

As of 2021 there were 3,047,530 people employed as Acute Care Nurses within the United States.
This represents around 2.16% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 46 people are employed as Acute Care 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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