There are plenty of nursing jobs available in Boston, many in long-term care facilities, veteran.s hospitals and local health clinics. However, because of the down economy, there has been a decline in the number of job vacancies at some hospitals recently, especially teaching facilities. The need for nurses is still expected to grow, though, with many hospitals currently seeking nurses with specialized experience. Some of the top hospitals in the Boston area include: Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and New England Baptist Hospital.
Parish nurses, also known as church nurses, combine their nursing skills and religious faith to care for fellow members of their religious community. One resource for parish nurses is the International Parish Nurse Resource Center run by Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries, LLC. The American Nurses Association (ANA) calls parish nursing, faith community nursing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median annual salary of registered nurses is $62,450; annual salaries are greatly influenced by specialty, experience, region and industry.