San Francisco, CA (NursingSalary.org)- If you are in the Syracuse area, have a nursing degree, and looking for a job, then you are in for some good news. If you have not already heard, Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital are planning to expand. Both of these expansions are expected to be complete by the end of 2011 at the latest. As you can imagine, this will open up quite a few jobs for all of those looking. With these new openings, there are expected to be a total of 30 new job openings total. This is just an estimate, but they figure this to be a good estimation for now.
Thirty new openings may not sound like a whole lot, but you have to remember that both of these hospitals have 200 job openings each year. You are probably wondering how they have so many openings each year; these are pretty much all from nursing retirements and patient growth. You can also figure that there will be even more nurses hired whenever the health care reform bill comes in effect in the year of 2014. There are already tons of studies that say there will be a massive shortage in nursing jobs, so they may jump on trying to hire as many as nurses as possible right now.
Along with those expansions, University Hospital has plans to open up a new cancer treatment center around the year of 2013. The plans have not been finalized, so we do not have much information to give about this project yet. There should be a lot more information out there in the next year or so though.
With these expansions, this is huge news for nurses who are looking for jobs in the Syracuse area. If they were not already excited about hearing of the shortage of nursing jobs, then they should be plenty excited about this. They are almost guaranteed to land a job with this, and you can expect plenty of people going to college in attempt for a nursing job. Nursing careers are no longer in recession; they are most definitely a very popular major for those looking towards the future. With 250,000 plus jobs expected to be opening in the coming years, you can expect to feel very good about landing a job when you graduate.