Mar
17
2014
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What are some statistics on the number of registered nurses in the United States?

Nurses of the Elliot City Hospital (photo from Keene Public Library - NKCR)How many registered nurses are there in the United States? According to the American Nurses Association, they are 3.1 million licensed registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. (1) The latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-15, states that registered nurses held 2,711,500 jobs in 2012. (2) Where do they work? Hospitals; state, local, [more...]

Apr
12
2012
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What are some statistics on the number of veterinarians in the United States?

Cat at vetHow many veterinarians are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook  2012-13, veterinarians held 61,400 jobs in 2010. Eighty-one percent of veterinarians work in the veterinary services industry and 9 percent are self employed. Previous Years Year      Number of Jobs 2008      59,700 (2) 2006      62,000 (3) [more...]

Nov
03
2010
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What are some statistics on the number of dentists in the United States?

At the DentistHow many dentists are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11, dentists held about 141,900 jobs in 2008 Dentists, general 120,200 Orthodontists 7,700 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 6,700 Prosthodontists 500 Dentists, all other specialists 6,900 (1) Approximately 15 percent of all dentists were specialists. About [more...]

Aug
01
2009
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Are there any new euphemisms for “You’re fired!”?

You're Fired! (Photo by czh, CC-BY)Difficult economic times bring waves of employees getting fired. Frequently, the message is blunted by the use of official flowery prose and politically correct corporate euphemisms. On the other hand, employees losing their jobs tend to use short and punchy colloquial expressions when talking about what happened to them. Some terms tend to be used [more...]

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Jan
23
2009
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Can I earn good money working from home on Mechanical Turk?

photo by Schlüsselbein2007 CC-BYFor those who have not heard of Mechanical Turk (MT), it is a marketplace for work, operated by Amazon.com, Inc. After registration and acceptance, as an MT worker you can work from home on your computer, choose your own hours of work, select the work you want to undertake, and get paid for it. Your [more...]

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