With a raising population the need for more and more health care professionals is on the rise as well. Forehand (2009) says “it is the characteristics of our population that result in higher health care demands” (pg 16). The demand for more nurses is a direct result of the population. More population means the need for more hospitals, nursing homes, cancer facilities, clinics and anything that helps with the health care industry. Since the use for nurses is not limited to just hospitals, they have a variety of openings available to them all over the state. So with the demand on the rise and the supply on the fall, the wages for nurses will be on the rise to attract more nurses.