Suppose an assisted-living provider plans to expand its services to patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and recruit a large number of highly skilled registered nurses.
- Step 1. Click the "By Occupation" tab on the home page.
- Step 2. Select the year "2010," type "Registered Nurses" into the search bar, and then click "Submit."
- Step 3. Select "at least a bachelor's degree" from the drop-down menu, and then click "Submit."
What's it mean? The employer would find that the percentage of registered nurses with at least a bachelor's degree is highest in the San Jose area, followed by the San Francisco, New York, and Boston metros. However, San Jose has the highest average salary ($117,590)—much higher than Boston's average ($89,355). Armed with this information, the employer may decide to recruit or expand in Boston instead of San Jose.