The nursing profession is still in great demand in Detroit, and many nursing jobs are available despite the decline in the local auto industry. In the upcoming years, employment of RNs is expected to grow, and there will also be a need to fill vacancies left by experienced nurses who will be retiring. Hospitals in Detroit will be greatly affected by the projected statewide nursing shortage, and will be actively recruiting qualified nurses to fill positions. Detroit area hospitals include: St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and Children.s Hospital of Michigan.
Cardiac catheterization lab nurses (or cath lab nurses) are highly specialized cardiac care nurses that perform pre- and post-procedural care for patients that undergo specific cardiovascular procedures, including (but not limited to) cardiac catheterization, pacemakers, angioplasties and valvuloplasties. Because these cardiac care procedures are so cutting edge, cath lab nurses must consistently keep up on the latest technological advancements, through such resources as the Cath Lab Digest. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses, at 22%. Because of their specialization and talent, cath lab nurses should expect a higher-than-average salary, compared to other registered nurses.