With National Nurses Week kicking off May 6 and the nursing industry expected to grow faster than any other occupation through 2024, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst States for Nurses.

In order to help newly minted nurses find the best markets for their profession, WalletHub’s analysts compared the attractiveness of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to nurses. We did so using 14 key metrics such as “monthly median starting salary for nurses,” “number of health-care facilities per capita” and “nursing job openings per capita.”

Working & Living as a Nurse in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.) 

  • 37th – Monthly Median Starting Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 36th – Number of Health-Care Facilities per Capita
  • 18th – Number of Nurses per Capita
  • 29th – Projected Elderly Population by 2030
  • 43rd – Nursing-Job Openings per Capita
  • 39th – Medically Underserved Areas
  • 38th – Average Annual Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 16th – Projected Competition by 2022

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