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Career and Education Opportunities for Nurse Clinicians in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its biggest city is Philadelphia.

Currently, 14,850 people work as nurse clinicians in Pennsylvania. This is expected to grow by 16% to 17,200 people by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for nurse clinicians are expected to grow by about 16.0%. In general, nurse clinicians plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice.

A person working as a nurse clinician can expect to earn about $35 hourly or $74,070 per year on average in Pennsylvania and about $38 hourly or $80,240 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. Nurse clinicians earn less than people working in the category of Medical generally in Pennsylvania and less than people in the Medical category nationally. People working as nurse clinicians can fill a number of jobs, such as: intensive care unit clinical nurse specialist, community health clinical nurse specialist, and cardiology clinical nurse specialist.

In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. Roughly 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist attractions include the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, the Penna Academy of The Fine Arts, and the Marian Anderson Residence Museum.

CITIES WITH Nurse Clinician OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania


JOB DESCRIPTION: Nurse Clinician

In general, nurse clinicians plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. They also ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, and standards.

Every day, nurse clinicians are expected to be able to read and understand documents and reports. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Pennsylvania include:

  • Healthcare Manager. Plan, direct, or coordinate medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.