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Washington state is the second-best state for nurses, according to a recent survey by personal finance website WalletHub.

In light of the current pandemic crisis and the industry’s projections for the future, WalletHub took stock of the nursing industry to help registered nurses — particularly new graduates — pick a successful place to live and work. It did so by comparing the 50 states across 22 key metrics that collectively speak to nursing job opportunities in each market.

According to the findings of the “2021’s Best & Worst States for Nurses” report, Washington ranked No. 2 as the overall best place to work as a nurse. According to the report, additional findings for the nursing market in Washington include:

  • Ranked 12th for monthly average, starting salary for nurses (adjusted for cost of living);
  • Ranked 25th for healthcare facilities per capita;
  • Ranked 6th for nurses per capita;
  • Ranked 20th for nursing job openings per capita;
  • Ranked 12th for average annual salary for nurses (adjusted for cost of living);
  • Ranked 14th for share of best nursing homes; and
  • Ranked fourth for projected competition by 2028.

Click here to read the full report.