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Looking for a career in nursing? Check out the top-Googled nursing career your state in 2022

by Kat » on Jan 24, 2023 0


Nurses are in demand across the country. According to AARP, nurse practitioners are the number one in-demand job for 2023, with a 47.5% increase in jobs. 

Although nursing jobs are prevalent throughout the U.S., each state has a different demand level for certain types of nursing careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for registered nurses is likely to increase by 6% by 2031.

A recent study from Grand Canyon University used Google Trends to 2022 search volume across a variety of nursing careers, from pediatric, to triage, to travel nurses, to uncover the top-Googled nursing career in each state last year. Read on to find out the top three most popular careers!

The Top Three Most-Googled Nursing Jobs of 2022

1. Cardiac Nurse: 9 states

The overall top-Googled nursing career last year was the cardiac nurse. Cardiac nurses work under cardiologists, and take on many tasks to treat both acute and chronic heart conditions. This type of nurse was top-searched in the West overall, but more specifically in Arizona, Hawaii, and Idaho.

2. Registered Nurse: 5 states

Registered nurses, or RNs, are nurses who have graduated or successfully passed a nursing program from a recognized nursing school and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar government-authorized licensing body to obtain a nursing license. Registered nursing Google searches were more popular in Southern states, like Tennessee and Kentucky. 

3. Clinical Nurse Specialist: 3 states

A Clinical Nurse Specialist, or CNS, are advanced practice registered nurses who have graduate preparation (Master’s or Doctorate) in nursing. They are trained in advanced physiology, pharmacology and physical assessment in addition to their particular areas of specialty. CNS careers are top-searched in Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma.

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