More than one million people have applied for nursing jobs around the UK and more than half of those are now in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics.
It said the number of nursing jobs is expected to grow by 12 per cent over the next five years.
But as well as being in demand, the job market has become increasingly diverse.
Nursing jobs in London and Scotland are often compared with the jobs of professional tennis players.
But the more people apply, the more jobs there are in the country.
A nursing career is often seen as a two-year apprenticeship, and many graduates take jobs in nursing homes and community care.
In London and the North West, where nursing is an increasingly popular career, there are about 30,000 nursing jobs available, according the ONS.
Nursing careers are also highly visible in social media, and can be seen in TV, films, advertisements and in newspapers.
Here are the top ten nursing jobs for 2018.
Nursing Carers: Carers are people who work with people in nursing and are paid at least £13.60 an hour.
They are required to be at home with patients and have some experience of nursing.
They often work in nursing home environments and can often earn up to £60,000 a year.
They also are paid more in benefits than other nursing professionals, including managers.
They can also get a job working for NHS hospitals.
They must have an associate degree, a degree or higher, and have worked for NHS trusts.
The ONS said the nursing profession was highly visible, but that it was difficult to gauge the popularity of this role.
The number of nurses in the NHS has increased by 8.2 per cent in the past decade, and the number is set to increase by 8 per cent more in the next.
The proportion of nursing graduates in the public sector has increased from 22.9 per cent of graduates in 2005 to 26.2 in 2018.
Nursing Assistant: This job is usually held by a nurse but can also be a doctor or nurse.
It is the role of the nurse to care for a group of people in hospital or in nursing facilities.
The average salary in nursing assistant roles is around £21,000.
However, a nurse can earn up a further £20,000, so the average wage for nursing assistants is around 25 per cent higher than that of doctors and nurses.
Nursing Nurse: This is a specialised position, usually working in a nursing home, that is paid up to 50 per cent above the average salary for a nurse.
Nursing nurses have a degree, have experience of caring for elderly patients and are often paid more.
There are more nursing nurses than there are nurses in general, but they make up only 17 per cent.
The job pays well, but can be difficult to get a good job.
Nurse Consultant: This role can also pay up to 40 per cent below the average for a nursing nurse, but the work can also involve working in an NHS facility.
Nursing consultants earn up the average £27,000 and are also paid up the median wage for a hospital nurse.
The nurse can also work in NHS facilities or be in charge of other staff.
Nursing Consultant (Nursing Residence): This is the most common nursing role, and is paid by the hour and usually includes a week of paid training.
Nursing students can also earn up-to £35,000 from their nursing degree.
This pays well but is not as well-known as nursing assistants, and nursing students are often not considered for nursing roles in nursing hospitals.
The median salary for nursing consultants is £30,000 per year.
Nurse Assistant (Nurse Residence) : This is not a nursing role but the job can pay a high salary if it is part-time and pays well if it’s full-time.
Nursing assistants can work in the care of elderly people, patients and their families.
The minimum salary for nurse assistants is £35 and a nursing degree is also necessary.
Nurse Nurse: The job is traditionally part- time, but is often paid a higher salary.
Nursing and social workers make up the majority of nurses.
This is partly because social workers are not part of the workforce as they work in private hospitals and care homes.
They earn up £22,000 for their degree and up to 10 per cent less than nursing assistants.
The nurses earn up more than the nursing assistants but are often less well-qualified.
The nursing role is seen as highly visible and a good entry-level job.
Nursing Lecturer: This position is often offered to nursing students, but not to other professionals.
The lecturer can teach students nursing and social skills, and also work with the public and NHS.
Nursing lecturers make up just 7.7 per cent, of the total RNs in the profession, and make up almost two-thirds of the nursing workforce in England.