Nurses find themselves in various roles and practices, and they are an irreplaceable part of the medical staff. There are many different types of nurses and many ways to categorize different caregiver roles. If you are considering becoming a nurse, it may be helpful to consider the functions available to you when you have completed the education and certification process.
Want to change professions and not sure what a nurse does? Where can you get a job after finishing school?
Those who work in the hospital will tell you that the nurse is an essential staff. Every health facility employs a nurse, from clinics, health centers to hospitals and clinics, and even non-health facilities such as nursing homes.
The nurse is often called the doctor’s right hand. She, or he, performs triage, admission of patients, assists in operations, shares therapy, monitors the patient’s condition, participates in rehabilitation, and provides emergency care.
The jobs of a nurse-technician are very different. In this profession, you can work in hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, and offices of all types of doctors, both general practitioners and specialists. Patients sometimes need home care, so nurses can also provide this service privately.
Now, many “nurse” jobs you can choose from, depending on your interests, have in mind. However, those salaries can also vary a lot.
As BLS of statistics shows, a few years ago, these are an average salary:
When compared to other types of nurses
As the website Indeed writes, these are the average salaries of nurses in the USA.
1. Registered Nurse – Operating Room – $50.15 per hour
2. Registered Nurse –$30.90 per hour
3. Nurse – $31.31 per hour
4. Registered Nurse – Home Health – $64,980 per year
5. Registered Nurse – Pediatrics – $39.73 per hour
6. Licensed Vocational Nurse – $27.10 per hour
Nurse.org shows a list of the highest salaries:
1. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – $167,950
2. General Nurse Practitioner – $107,030
3. Clinical Nurse Specialist – $106,028
4. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – $105,658
5. Certified Nurse Midwife – $103,770
6. Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse – $102,487
7. Pain Management Nurse – $101,916
8. Nursing Administrator – $99,730
9. Family Nurse Practitioner – $98,408
10. Registered Nurse First Assist – $96,418
11. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner – $89,637
12. Nurse Educator – $81,350
13. Informatics Nurse – $79,014
14. Critical Care Nurse – $74,588
15. Health Policy Nurse – $71,70
Payscale brings a similar list. The average salaries are given as a span between the lowers average and highest. Still, some other non-medical professions are added to the list so that you can make a better comparison.
1. Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) -$10 – $17
2. Administrative Assistant -$12 – $22
3. Registered Nurse (RN) – $23 – $42
4. Medical Assistant – $12 – $20
5. Office Manager -$13 – $26
6. Operations Manager -$12 – $30
7. Customer Service Representative (CSR) -$10 – $19
8. Retail Store Manager -$11 – $23
9. Executive Assistant -$15 – $32
10. Receptionist -$10 – $15
As LPN, there are areas where you can obtain a specialization, and by doing so, raise your earnings.
The salary rises when you transfer from LPN to RN. There you obtain a specialization, some of which can grant you a compensation that is up to $90,000 a year. You can earn it in these fields:
Level up your education, gain as much experience as you can, observe which company/working environment and state provides higher salaries. The workplace will undoubtedly affect a salary – hospitals give bigger paychecks. Doctor physicians’ offices or travel nurses can make more money.
The balancecareers.com writes of salaries also and brings the following list:
LVN and LPN – $47,480 annually
Registered Nurse (RN) – $73,300 annually
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – $70,000-120,000+ annually
Nurse Practitioner (NP) – $115,800 annually
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – $174,790 annually
Nurse Midwife – $106,910annually
Nurse Educator– $75,780annually
The combination of education, certification, and practice will manage your career in the course of care. It is necessary to know what type of job fits best before you invest time and cash to get a degree and license to care.