Study Names Maine #1 State To Be A Nurse In, NH #8

by Christian Mower on May 8, 2018

New Hampshire is one of the top 10 best states to be a nurse according to a new study.

In celebration of National Nurses Week the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Nurses. New Hampshire came is as Number 8 and Maine was ranked as number 1.

WalletHub compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics including monthly average starting salary, health-care facilities per capita, and projected share of elderly population in 2030. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for nurses.

Maine tied for the most job opportunities and had the 2nd highest percentage of population over 65 by 2030.

The Nursing Market in New Hampshire (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 27th – Nurses per Capita
  • 17th – Projected Share of Elderly Population by 2030
  • 8th – Nursing-Job Openings per Capita
  • 12th – Projected Competition by 2024
  • 2nd – Avg. Number of Work Hours

The Full study can be found at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-nurses/4041/