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Occupational Summary for Registered Nurses (29-1111)
Oregon Statewide

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Description: Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Include advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.
Employment Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 31,299 39,400 810 640 1,450
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Patient Care Coordinator, Req #23669 Corvallis 1121667 $32.26/hr to $47.38/hr DOE
Clinic - RN Specialist (Urgent Care), Req #23801 Corvallis 1121661 $23.31/hr to $34.23/hr DOE
Registered Nurse - Jail Temporary Relief/On-Call Pool Job #T195-2 Salem 1121539 $32.30/hr
Registered Nurse - Emergency Svcs, Req #23482 Newport 1121452 $32.27/hr to $49.74/hr
Registered Nurse: Avamere Rehab of Eugene Eugene 1121367
Registered Nurse: Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley Medford 1121339
RN - OBGYN Clackamas 1121314
Registered Nurse - Labor & Delivery Pendleton 1121249
Registered Nurse - Home Health Services Mount Angel 1121177
Registered Nurse - The Doctor's Clinic, Prov Plaza Medford Medford 1121165
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Wages
Region ----- 2013 Wages -----
Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $38.84 $81,137 $32.74 - 44.55
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry 2010
Employment
Health Care and Social Assistance 24,548
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 702
Finance and Insurance 257
Occupations with Similar Skills
Occupation Skill Overlap
Respiratory Therapists 52%
Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other 49%
Physician Assistants 49%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 45%
Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses 39%
Statewide Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Educational Requirements
Workers typically need an Associate's degree to enter this occupation. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.