Nursing More Profitable for Men?
A growing number of of men are joining the ranks of nursing workforce, and a new cencus show that men are also earning more than their female counterparts.
A study by the American Community Survey shows the proportion of male registered nurses more than tripled from 1970 to 2011.
The demand for long-term care and end of life services is growing because of the nation's aging population.
While women made up 91% of the nursing workforce in 2011 -- men had higher earnings.
In 2011, a male nurse earned an average $60, 000 a year compared with an average earning of $50, 000 a year for a female nurse.