In today’s economy, it seems that nearly every sector is plagued by layoffs and budget cuts. Even fields that were previously thought to be secure are facing painful decisions about cutting staff and consolidating jobs. If one were to try to think of one profession that would always be needed, no matter what the surrounding economy’s state, it would probably be the medical field. Indeed, as jobs disappear around the county, registered nurse positions are actually becoming more available than ever. California has been struggling for several years with a sever shortage in nurses, and many other states are in similar circumstances. If your priority is a stable job in an exciting profession, nursing deserves your full attention!