Hint: it rhymes with “smilled mursing.”
Nursing, especially skilled nursing, is in high demand today, and that demand is only going to continue to rocket upwards over the coming years.
A survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - that’s the government agency that tracks how many jobs are in a sector, and how quickly they’re growing or shrinking - estimates that the top three areas of demand in the healthcare field between now and 2022 will be in nursing and patient care. Registered nurses are in the highest demand, with more than half a million jobs estimated to be added, followed by licensed practical and vocational nurses, and thirdly, medical assistants.
Each of these fields are growing about 20% faster than average, and they are a fantastic bet for anyone looking for career security. Combining your nursing training with a wound care certification can only help you be even more desirable in the job market of the next ten years.
Why the major growth in these fields? The simplest answer is that people are living longer, and with our growing older population, comes an ever-greater need for geriatric healthcare.In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the global population over 60 years of age will total 2.1 billion - that’s billion with a “b.” That’s more than double 2017’s global population of 962 million, in only 33 years.
So if you’re looking to super-charge your career, or pick a medical field that’s destined for greatness, look no further than nursing + wound care.
Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.