Nurses among those least likely to contemplate a career change

Nurses seldom consider switching careers, according to a new analysis from Indeed.

For the analysis, Indeed examined resume data for thousands of individuals to assess how often people click on job postings outside of their existing job title, referred to as career-switch search rate. Researchers centered their analysis on the top 300 job titles for individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher.

Nursing roles comprised five of the top 20 career titles with the lowest career-switch search rate. For example, only 19 percent of job posting clicks from nurse practitioners were for jobs outside of healthcare. When people in nursing roles did click on job postings for careers outside of healthcare delivery, most jobs were still healthcare-related, such as case manager, administrator or educator.

Here are the top 20 job titles held by individuals least likely to consider career changes. Nurse positions are bolded.

Java developer — 8 percent

Nurse practitioner — 19 percent

Registered nurse — 23 percent

Network engineer — 25 percent

Charge nurse — 25 percent

Software engineer — 27 percent

Software developer — 28 percent

Licensed practical nurse — 29 percent

Mechanical engineer — 33 percent

Database administrator — 35 percent

Web developer — 35 percent

Design engineer — 37 percent

Speech language pathologist — 37 percent

Physical therapist — 38 percent

Pharmacist — 38 percent

Electrical engineer — 40 percent

Physician assistant — 41 percent

Occupational therapist — 42 percent

Nurse — 43 percent

Director of human resources — 43 percent

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