Even in 2017, the stereotype of nursing as a “woman’s job” hugely impacts the amount of men applying for the job, even though the position offers high demand, high compensation, and a rewarding professional experience. In fact, the gender disparity is so huge that only a dismal 9% of nurses in this country are men!
So, what are some of the myths that are holding most men back from becoming nurses? And what are the biggest reasons more men should apply for the variety of nursing positions available? How much do nurses make, and what’s the general outlook on employment in the field?
In this infographic, CareerSmart answers these questions and more to mobilize men to get on the track to a fulfilling nursing career. With a closer look at the stats, it’s easy to see that many of the myths surrounding nursing are completely unfounded and based on harmful gendered stereotypes. Read on below to get the facts.