Nursing has become an increasingly popular career choice for young adults looking to supplement their income, according to new research from the Pew Research Center.
According to the survey, 43 percent of young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who were working full-time in nursing had jobs in nursing in their job search.
About 8 in 10 young adults were employed in the field by mid-career.
That means about 3 in 10 people aged 20 to 24 were working in nursing by midlife, the survey found.
The survey also found that nearly 7 in 10 adults aged 25 to 34 who were employed full-timers had a nursing degree.
But only about 4 in 10 of them had a degree in nursing.
This was largely due to the fact that nearly half of them were working part-time.
Half of full- time workers had less than a bachelor’s degree, compared to just under half of part-timing workers, according the study.