Wanted Analytics brings us the following data: Healthcare workers – especially Registered Nurses – saw the most online job ads across the United States last year. With high demand, many employers and recruiting agencies have found these jobs difficult to fill. In this post, we decided to look at average salary ranges in some of the cities with the highest and lowest volume of job ads for RNs, and how an advertised salary may impact recruiting conditions for that job.
In December 2011, more than 54,000 new job ads for Registered Nurses were posted online. About 76% of the job ads were posted by healthcare employers, while staffing and recruiting agencies represented about 24% of job postings. In addition, employers saw a greater year-over-year increase, placing 11% more job ads online compared to December 2010. Staffing firms declined, placing 28% fewer ads in December 2011 than in 2010. The 5 cities with the highest number of job ads for Registered Nurses during December 2011 were New York (New York), Dallas (Texas), Los Angeles (California), Tampa (Florida), and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
|Location||Number of Job Ads – December 2011||% Change vs. December 2010|
|New York, NY||2,401||+16.10%|
|Los Angeles, CA||1,779||+31.50%|
According to our Hiring Scale™, New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia are likely to experience the easiest recruiting conditions for Registered Nurses of the above locations. The talent pools in these 3 locations are larger than average, with as many as 17 qualified potential candidates in the workforce for every job advertised. (The nationwide talent pool consists of about 8 potential candidates per job ad.) Also, the average duration of an online ad for a RN job opening in these areas is 40 days (about 5.7 weeks) – which is even with national averages.