August 20, 2015

The Real Reasons Why You Need To Become A Nurse

Nursing is an cool career choice. It ticks all of the “cool job” boxes – flexible schedule, high pay, travel opportunities, cubicle-free, job security, rewarding, and the list goes on. Before you fully commit to a career as a nurse, let’s take a look at some nursing facts published on NursingWorld.org:

Female Nurse Smiles While on Shift Photo

  • 14 States project annual growth rate for Registered Nurses (RNs) to be 20% or more by 2022
  • 30 States project annual growth rate for RNs to be 15% or more by 2022
  • Nursing employment is expected to increase from 2.86 million to 3.44 million jobs by 2022
  • There are 574,400 projected new RN jobs by 2022
  • The national median salary for RNs in 2013 was $66,200
  • The average salary for nurse practitioners is $95,070
  • The highest salaries for nurses is in San Francisco, California
  • The BLS claims the median pay for nurses is $31.48 per hour (BLS)

The facts speak for themselves – being a nurse is an awesome career choice. As the world’s population grows, the demand for nurses grows too. Nurses are needed at hospitals, summer camps, schools, medical facilities, health care centers, hospice, psychiatric wards, surgery centers, nursing homes, correctional facilities, physician’s offices, military posts, and other locations. Where ever you want to live, you can find a nursing job.

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There are many forms of nursing to choose from to: LPN, RN, PRN, critical care nurses, nurse anesthetists, emergency nurse, geriatric nurse, pediatric nurse, research nurse, travel nurse, and more. Choose your niche, attend nursing school, and you’re ready to find a nursing job. Here are just a few of the perks when you become a nurse:

  1. Flexible hours
  2. High pay
  3. Overseas opportunities
  4. Job security
  5. You can save a life
  6. Every day is different
  7. No more 9 to 5 grind
  8. Plenty of employers to choose from
  9. Travel opportunities

Nursing is starting to sound like a cool career choice, right? Stop by JobMonkey to learn more about nursing jobs. Then head over to the JobCenter to explore healthcare job listings that will interest you. Feel free to start with some of these healthcare employers:

Nurses are in high demand. If you want a solid job that pays well and offers great job security, then become a nurse. Good luck!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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