The need for vocational and registered nurses is greater than ever. These jobs are currently in high demand and will retain that status indefinitely. Placement rates for TSTC nursing graduates in both Vocational and Registered Nursing programs are very high. Becoming a Nurse or Nurse’s Aide means you have the power to help people during critical moments of their lives. You’ll test your health-care knowledge on the front lines and be engaged with people most of the day.
There is a critical shortage of nurses both in the state of Texas and the country. The need for nursing graduates is expected to more than triple by the year 2020. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of LVNs is expected to grow by 21% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, mainly because of the long-term care needs of America’s swelling elderly population and the general surge in demand for healthcare services.
LVN employment will continue to grow due to the nursing shortage, the rise in elder care, the need for replacing nurses who leave the profession or retire, and the general growth of healthcare services. Nurse Aides and other healthcare assistant staff also share a vacancy rate of 9.1% in Texas, and share the same shortage as the population ages and needs for healthcare multiply.