What is the outlook for surgical nurse jobs?

The career outlook for surgical nurse jobs is positive in that it's expected to increase by as much as 23 percent over the next decade, according to May 2009 figures from the United States Department of Labor and Statistics. Members of an aging population that is living longer often require surgery to maintain health and activity, so there will be a great number of career opportunities for surgical nurses to work in many areas of outpatient and inpatient health care. Add to that the growing needs of patients who seek surgery to correct various health and cosmetic concerns, and these numbers rise even more for surgical nurses to find employment worldwide.