The job outlook for Registered Nurses is considered Above Average because:
1. Employment grew at an average rate.
2. The retirement rate is above average, and the number of retiring workers contributes to job openings.
3. Hourly wages ($25.92) are above the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.
4. The unemployment rate (1%) is below the 2004 average (7%).