There is a shortage of nurses in the state of North Carolina. Registered nurses in some of the major cities in The Tar Heel State have median salaries as follows: Charlotte Р $65,492, Raleigh/Durham Р$66,015, Greensboro Р$63,563, and Asheville at $59,111.

The top seven hospitals and medical centers employing the most people in the state are as follows: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem is 1st with 10,000 employees, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro is 2nd with 8,000 employees, Mission Hospitals in Asheville is 3rd with 6,500 employees, Behavioral Health Services in Winston Salem is 4th with 6,000 employees. Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville is 5th with 5,806 employees, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville is 6th with 5,600 employees and UNC Health Care System in Chapel Hill is 7th with 5,000 employees.

Ten Largest North Carolina Hospitals

  • Moses H Cone Health System
  • Presbyterian Hospital
  • Caswell Center
  • Carolinas Medical Center
  • North Carolina Baptist Hospital
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Wake Medical Center
  • Forsyth Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina Hospital
  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital

Top three cities in North Carolina

North Carolina Facts and Figures

  • 2012 Unemployment Rate: 9.4%
  • Unemployment Rank: 47 of 50
  • 2011 Per Capita Income: $36,164
  • Per Capita Income Rank: 38 of 50
  • 2011 Cost of Living Index: 95.3
  • Cost of Living Rank: 20 of 50

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