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WalletHub Study: 2021’s Best and Worst States for Nurses

With nurses working to administer the COVID-19 vaccine while facing continued PPE shortages, and with National Nurses Week kicking off May 6, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Nurses, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to help new nursing graduates find the best markets for their profession, WalletHub compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states across 22 key metrics. The data set ranges from monthly average starting salary for nurses to health-care facilities per capita to nursing-job openings per capita.

The Nursing Market in California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 45th – Monthly Avg. Starting Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 32nd – Health-Care Facilities per Capita
  • 10th – Nurses per Capita
  • 43rd – Projected Share of Elderly Population by 2030
  • 46th – Nursing-Job Openings per Capita
  • 16th – Average Annual Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 25th – Share of Best Nursing Homes
  • 8th – Projected Competition by 2028
  • 32nd – Avg. Number of Work Hours

For the full report, please visit:

This article was released by WalletHub.