Where do nurses work?

Registered nurses held about 3.0 million jobs in 2016. The largest employers of registered nurses were as follows:

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private - 61%
  • Ambulatory healthcare services - 18%
  • Nursing and residential care facilities - 7%
  • Government - 5%
  • Educational services; state, local, and private - 3%

Ambulatory healthcare services includes industries such as physicians' offices, home healthcare, and outpatient care centers. In addition, some nurses serve in the military. Nurses who work in home health travel to patients’ homes, while public health nurses may travel to community centers, schools, and other sites.

External Website: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook

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