Nursing Career Paths

Nursing Career Paths

Registered Nurse

Education

Bachelors

Median Pay

$73,000

Job
Outlook

7% increase from 2019-2029

A Typical
Day

  • Observe and record histories and symptoms
  • Administer meds
  • Set up care plans
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals
  • Teach patients how to manage illnesses or injuries

Nurse Practitioner

Education

Masters

Median Pay

$109,820

Job
Outlook

52% increase from 2019-2029

A Typical
Day

  • Serve as primary and specialty care providers
  • Assess patients
  • Promote health
  • Depending on state, work independently, prescribe meds, order lab tests
  • Consult physicians/ other health professionals as needed

Nurse Midwife

Education

Masters

Median Pay

$105,030

Job
Outlook

12% increase from 2019-2029

A Typical
Day

  • Provide gynecological exams, family planning services, and prenatal care
  • Deliver babies
  • Act as primary maternity care providers
  • Deliver preventive wellness care

Nurse Anesthetist

Education

Masters

Median Pay

$174,790

Job
Outlook

14% increase from 2019-2029

A Typical
Day

  • Administer anesthesia and provide care before, during, and after procedures
  • Provide pain management and some emergency services

Source: www.bls.gov