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Career and Education Opportunities for Nurse Clinicians in Washington

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its biggest city is Seattle.

There are currently 2,840 working nurse clinicians in Washington; this should grow 21% to about 3,450 working nurse clinicians in the state by 2016. This is better than 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 $48 per hour or $101,370 yearly on average in Washington and about $38 hourly or $80,240 annually on average in the U.S. as a whole. Earnings for nurse clinicians are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Medical in Washington and not quite as good as general Medical category earnings nationally. Nurse clinicians work in a variety of jobs, including: gerontological clinical nurse specialist, community health clinical nurse specialist, and critical care clinical nurse specialist.

In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. Approximately 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, and the Last Resort Fire Department.

CITIES WITH Nurse Clinician OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington


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 Washington 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: Washington

Washington
Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.