Registered Nurses

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Occupation Description

Registered nurses evaluate patient health issues and needs, cultivate and implement nursing care plans, and keep medical records. They oversee nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. They often advise patients on health care and disease avoidance or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

2633980

Job Openings By 2020

1207400

Growth Rate

26%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates of Science in Nursing

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth