Job Security Could Be Found in Nursing

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Vera Burr is currently a certified nursing assistant at a Florida hospital, but she's back in school for round two.

Burr says, "I'm only 27 and I have three kids so to provide for them a better future you want a good job, a good paying job and right now the medical field is where to be."

Burr is among hundreds of students in school to become a nurse at Wallace Community College, a career that seems to be growing in popularity with its sense of job security.

Dr. Linda Young "The job market is just wonderful for nursing graduates, immediate employment, immediate."

Wallace Community College President Dr. Linda Young says 41 percent of enrollments are nursing students.

Julie Trawick was managing a retail store for the past three years and made the decision to go back to school.

Trawick says, "Now I decided for something better as far as career wise you know and actually having the stability of a job and the money actually does help."

Partin says, "There's always going to be sick people you know, so, we're kind of assured of a job as we all get older and things happen."

Debra Partin says now is a better time than any to do what she's wanted to for so long.

And the job opportunities out there don't hurt either.

Like Trawick and Partin, Burr says she will continue her education in order to stay ahead of the job guessing game.

Doctor Young says many of the students going through the two year nursing program already have a job lined up before they graduate.

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