While managers and operations managers are among the top five most in demand jobs in Hawaii, four of the top six are in the medical field and three of them are in Nursing. 

"It's stable in that we will always need nurses, you have job security," Dean of Chaminade School of Nursing Dr. Rhoberta Haley said. 

"It's stable in that we will always need nurses, you have job security," Dr. Haley said. 

According to the state, nurses and nursing assistants rank 1 and 2, while licensed practical nurses rank 6th.

Between the three, the state estimates more than 3,000 openings by the year 2026.

"I think that's for a lot of reasons. One I think people are living longer. Some of those people have chronic illness so they need more care and nurses themselves are getting older. We eventually retire and so part of that is having new graduates to take the place of retiring nurses," Haley said.

According to Chaminade University, nurses can make between $60,000 to $190,000 per year and 90% of its graduates land nursing careers in Hawaii.

"In Hawaii we have the oldest population in the country. People live a long time here and the longer you live your chances of contracting or dealing with illness grows and we want our kupuna to stay at home so nurses are in a unique position to work with families, work with other healthcare providers to provide care for elderly folks in their home settings in multiple different settings," Chaminade University President Lynn Babington said. 

Chaminade graduates 60 nursing students this year.

Each year the University of Hawaii graduates an average of 178 students from its School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs.

By simply adding the numbers, the projected need for nurses does not appear to be going away anytime soon.