Nursing is one of the top career opportunities to pursue in Florida, according to a published report.

Within the healthcare industry, nursing is continuing to be a vibrant sector for growth and development, The Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. The increased opportunity for people with nursing training is correlated with the state already having an older community and the aging Baby Boomer generation in need of services. Last month saw the advertisement of approximately 1,250 registered nurse opportunities in Palm Beach County.

“I love being a nurse,” Adam Klingshirn with the cardiac unit of Memorial West Hospital told the news source, noting he greatly appreciates the opportunity to enjoy flexibility and the capacity to establish his own schedule since he he has three children. “Other jobs are 9 to 5. That’s not my personality.”

Recruiter Marcus Wildy with Broward Health said the need for critical care nurses is strong, And the then need for surgical nurses is stronger.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses earned an hourly wage of more than $31 in 2010, which converts to nearly $65,000 per year.