One of the best things about a nursing profession is that there are so many specialties and unique pathways to explore within the field. And many of those specialties can prove very lucrative. Nurses and various nurse specialties are in high demand these days, and the outlook is very good for the years ahead.
Here are just five of the top-paying nursing jobs that you might want to consider for your future:
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists specialize in preparing and administering anesthesia to patients and work in close conjunction with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and others. This is a highly skilled profession and requires a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited nurse anesthesia program, as well as passing of the National Certification Examination. But the hard work will pay off — CRNAs earn an average of $174,790 a year, and the field is expected to grow by nearly 20 percent between 2018 and 2028.
General Nurse Practitioner
This is another field with great expected outlook and a high earning potential, with General Nurse Practitioners earning up to $107, 030 per year. And these individuals can work in a variety of settings, from independent practices to major hospitals. You’ll need a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) and will also have to earn your state’s Nurse Practitioner license.
Perhaps you’re interested in making a difference behind the scenes and have a knack for the numbers. Becoming a Nursing Administrator might be the perfect path. They deal with things like budgeting, staffing, and HR to make sure that hospitals, private practices, clinics, and all other sorts of medical facilities run smoothly. Most of the time, a Master’s degree in healthcare administration or a Master’s in business administration is required. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2018 report, Nursing Administrators earn an average salary of $99,730 per year.
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Are you interested in labor, delivery, prenatal care, and obstetrics? The Certified Nurse Midwife path might suit you well. CNMs usually work in OB/GYN offices or hospitals, and they can even open their own practices depending on the circumstances. The field has a high expected growth rate and CNMs earn an average salary of $103,770 a year. You will need special certifications, of course, to practice this specialty.
Registered Nurse (RN)
Of course, the foundation of all of these specialties is the Registered Nurse designation (RN). It’s always an in-demand and respectable career path, with high growth projections and an average salary of just above $70,000 per year. And with the ability to earn additional certifications or specialties to advance your skill set and earning potential, it’s an extremely attractive career path.
With all of these specialties out there waiting for you, there’s no better time to advance your career and achieve your dreams. That’s where we come in. Contact BOS Medical to see how our staffing service can help you on your journey!