Arizona No. 10 in highest paying states for nursing professionals, study finds

Jun 6, 2021, 6:15 AM
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PHOENIX– One national study by The Senior List has named Arizona as the tenth best state for nursing professionals in 2021 and onward.

The United States is expected to add 2.4 million healthcare jobs, and nursing-related occupations account for a great deal of the expected growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Arizona is expected to see up to 50% growth in nursing professions over the next decade, a recent study found.

By 2028, jobs in the state are projected to grow for nurse practitioners by 51%, registered nurses by 35%, home health and personal care aides by 31%, and nursing assistants by 22%, according to the study.

The average Arizona nurse practitioner earns $115,950 and spends about 10% of their salary on housing. Home health and personal care aides earn around $26,420 and spend around 45% in the state.

The study compared salary, wage, employment and housing data for each state to determine which ones are the best for different types of nurses.

Data for the study was used from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau and Projections Central.

Nursing professionals provide most of the care in hospitals and long-term care settings, proving vital in the healthcare system and for older Americans.

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Arizona No. 10 in highest paying states for nursing professionals, study finds