Nursing jobs in Idaho have been one of the state.s hottest jobs in recent years, and demand for nurses is expected to continue. A few years ago Idaho was facing a projected shortage of nurses nearly double the national average. But state officials focused on the problem and increased numbers of Idaho residents joined the nursing workforce, considerably improving the situation. It is now projected that the supply of RNs in the state should be close to meeting demand if nursing programs continue to expand as expected.
Physical therapists work with people of all ages to help improve their mobility, reduce their pain and prevent disability. The major professional organization for physical therapists is the American Physical Therapy Association, and entry-level physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent growth for physical therapist jobs and physical therapist assistant jobs. According to the U.S. BLS, the median annual physical therapist salary is $72,790, while the median annual physical therapist assistant salary is $46,140.