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Nursing shortage will likely continue past pandemic, DOL expect 7% growth through 2029

There is a lot of demand for nurses, and labor experts agree that it’s one of the spaces that will see major growth over the next decade.

That said, a shortage during a pandemic can be problematic.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the nursing workforce will grow by 7% through 2029. That will mean a lot of new jobs.


St. John Fisher nursing school dean and professor Tricia Gatlin told News10NBC that it’s not uncommon for students at Fisher to have jobs lined up before they finish their coursework, and pass boards. She doesn’t think students past or present will have trouble finding work.

The shortage is from baby boomers retiring. The pandemic has made that problem worse.

Check out more on News10NBC’s profile of the nursing shortage in the Finger Lakes here.

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