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As our population ages, how we care for our families, friends and neighbors is a subject of much debate. While there are a lot of challenges, there also are a lot of opportunities. The need for qualified health care workers continues to grow, bringing with it rewarding jobs with good salaries.

You probably heard nursing mentioned as a good career option, and it is. A survey of St. Clair County Community College nursing graduates routinely finds that nearly all of them secure a job within six months of graduation.

Nursing is ranked first on a list compiled by the state of Michigan of the fastest growing careers in the Detroit area (including St. Clair County), with more than 6,000 advertised vacancies through 2020. Registered nurses earn an average of $65,000 per year in Michigan.

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