Nursing Listed in Top Medical Job for Career Growth
With the healthcare field being such a large industry, there are countless jobs along with its projected growth for job openings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2006 and 2016 it was expected that the industry was to add three million more jobs.
Due to the baby boomers aging, and advancement of technology within the industry, there are many medical jobs that are in high demand. Nursing is at the top of the list of jobs in demand, based on expected percentage of job growth, and the number of jobs, compensation, and overall satisfaction.
There are more than 2.5 million nurses nationwide, making up more than 15% of positions in the medical field. By 2016, it’s expected for nursing to grow by 25%. Because there are many jobs within nursing, you may have a hard time choosing a specialty, but if security within your job and money are factors, these options may be good for you:
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
CRNAs are one of the highest paid in nursing, with an average salary of $100,000. As an RN, you may qualify to enter a CRNA program. CRNAs are part of the surgery team, and sometimes work in place of anesthesiologists.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Nurse practitioners provide care for patients, sometimes independently, and sometimes under the supervision of a licensed physician.
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
A CNS often assists with research, advocacy, and education and is typically an advanced practice nurse. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in most cases you may need to have a master’s degree. The average salary for a CNS may be around $70,000 to $80,000.