Ohio scores low in WalletHub's ranking of best states for a nursing career

Nursing can be an incredibly rewarding career path, but apparently not in the Buckeye State.

Ohio ranked 44th in a recent WalletHub listing of the best states for nurses, which is a field expected to grow at more than double the rate of the average occupation through 2024.

Analysts compared 18 metrics measuring opportunities, competition and work environments to produce a score for each state and the District of Columbia. Factors included things like average starting salaries, number of unemployed nurses, nursing job openings, ratio of nurses to hospital beds and average number of work hours.

Only the District of Columbia, Hawaii, New York, Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska and New Jersey scored worse than Ohio in the rankings.

Indiana fared better with a 35th place ranking, scoring quite high in its opportunity and competition ranking. Kentucky came in right at the middle of the pack with a 25th place ranking.

Inspect the full ranking and methodology at the website here.

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