Here’s some great news for Filipino nurses who want to work in the United States this 2020. According to the chief operating officer of Fortich Permanent Immigration Services based in Quezon City, Frony Fortich, they are offering 1,000 slots for Filipino nurses who wish to work in the USA starting this year.
Fortich said that there is a shortage of 11 million nurses in the US and “US employers are going overseas, including the Philippines to hire qualified nurses,” as shared in a report by the Philippine News Agency.
This is a good opportunity for those who plan to go abroad to go through the legal process and apply for such vacancies in the United States. So please be advised.
1,000 Filipino Nurses Needed in the US for 2020
“There are important developments and bright prospects for Filipino nurses who want to pursue their dream for America,” Fortich explained.
A veteran in the recruitment of nurses for employment in hospitals in the US for decades, Fortich shared: “nurses are a critical part of healthcare and make up the largest section of the health profession.”
Citing the World Health Statistics Report, Fortich said: “there are approximately 29 million nurses and midwives in the world, with 3.9 million of those individuals in the United States.”
“Estimates of upwards of 1 million additional nurses will be needed by 2020,” he added.
Furthermore, Fortich pointed out that according to the American Nurses Association, there will be more registered nurse jobs available through 2022 than any other profession in the US.
He also said that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11 million additional nurses are needed to avoid a further shortage.
“Employment opportunities for nurses are projected to grow at a faster rate (15 percent) than all other occupations from 2016 through 2026,” he added.
Apart from the positive prospect of employment for nurses in the US, Fortich also said one of the issues of concern is that “the nursing profession continues to face shortages due to lack of potential educators, high turnover, and inequitable distribution of the workforce.“
In this regard though, Fortich closed in a positive note: “Certainly, Filipino nurses many of whom are already working in the US help alleviate the shortage.”
Despite the challenges faced by the nursing profession not only in the Philippines but all over the world, Filipino nurses continue to bring their skills and talents overseas to secure their future as well as their family’s. This is also one of the ways Filipinos do to immigrate to other countries such as the US and in other parts of Europe. Unfortunately, the exodus of these professionals in the Philippines also leaves a negative impact on the healthcare industry in the country.