New York ranks as one of the worst states in the country for nurses, according to a recent study. Nursing professionals have various day-to-day demands placed on them, such as mandatory overtime, overstaffing, unionization and disrespectful behavior from patients.

Despite the challenges, aspiring nurses have lucrative careers to look forward to. Nursing occupations have the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. The industry is expected to grow at more than double the rate of the average occupation through 2026.

Analysts at Wallethub, took stock of the nursing industry to help registered nurses, particularly new graduates, pick a place to live that will bring success. They compared the states across many key metrics that collectively speak to the nursing job opportunities in each market.

New York ranked as the 7th worst state for nurses. Here's the breakdown:

The Nursing Market in New York:

  • 45th -  Monthly Avg. Starting Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 35th - Health-care facilities per capita
  • 24th - Nurses per capita
  • 28th - Projected Share of Elderly Population by 2030
  • 46th - Nursing job opportunities per capita
  • 47th - Average Annual Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 35th - Share of best nursing homes
  • 24th - Projected competition by 2024