There are now more than 3,000 nursing homes in Northern California.
A total of 1,300 are open for business in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A nursing home can be one of the most prestigious places to work in America.
In fact, according to the American Board of Nursing, the American Society of Nursing Home Administrators, and the Association of American Nursing Homes, California’s top nursing homes earn $15 million per year on average.
The nursing home industry has been a hot topic of conversation for many years.
In 2014, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an article titled “Nursing home industry is booming: New jobs and new business,” and it highlighted the high demand for nursing homes and the shortage of qualified candidates.
The San Diego Times reported in 2015 that the number of nursing homes was at its highest point in nearly 30 years, with more than 100,000 openings nationwide.
The story continued to be shared on social media.
The New York Times wrote that more than 1.5 million people applied for nursing home jobs in 2016.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were nearly 14,000 vacancies for nurses in the United States in 2016, and a nursing home in the Bay Area alone employed nearly 2,000 people.
There are currently nearly 3,300 nursing homes across the country.
The demand for the profession is skyrocketing.
In 2019, the U,S.
Census Bureau reported that there were more than 22 million Americans living with chronic health conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more people in the U.,S.
are living with a chronic health condition than in any other country.
In order to be competitive in the industry, nursing homes must hire people with advanced degrees and experience.
In order to attract top talent, there are strict standards for candidates.
The National Association of Community Nursing Boards states that, if an applicant has a bachelor’s degree or more, that person must have a two-year nursing degree.
The American Board also notes that nursing homes cannot have less than five full-time residents.