5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Nursing School

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Nursing School
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    Are you struggling to find a career that’s right for you?

    If you want a rewarding job, both financially and internally, nursing may be right for you.

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We’ve put together a list of five reasons why you should consider nursing school, from competitive wages to career advancement.

#1: Rewarding Work

One of the primary benefits of becoming a nurse is getting to help people directly and improve their lives. No nurse will tell you the job is easy, but job satisfaction for nurses is still among the highest in any industry because nurses love helping their patients.

Few professions allow you to see the effects of your hard work firsthand. Nurses can watch their patients improve, thanks in no small part to their efforts as a nurse.

#2: Competitive Wages

As emotionally satisfying as being a nurse may be, people still need money for food and housing. In that regard, nurses can expect competitive wages throughout the industry.

The median salary for a registered nurse (RN) is over $70,000 annually, which increases for those with advanced nursing degrees in specialty fields. And, with demand for nurses expected to increase in the coming years, the median salary will likely rise.

#3: Stable Industry Growth

Being a nurse is also one of the most stable and secure professions. There’s always demand for RNs and specialty nurses, and industry experts expect further growth in the field in the coming years due to the aging population in the United States.

As the baby boomer generation ages, chronic conditions and ailments become more common, increasing the need for nurses. By 2030, experts expect the nursing profession to experience a growth rate of nearly 10 percent.

#4: Choose Your Specialty

Another benefit of the nursing profession is that there are many different routes to follow in your career. Many choose to stay as RNs, but there are numerous other specialties like hospice care, cardiac care, or working with anesthesiologists as a CRNA.

Other nursing specialties include:

  • ER Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Perioperative (Surgical) Nurse
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Midwife

Whatever branch of medicine you want to be a part of, there’s a nursing vocation for you!

#5: Opportunity for Advancement

In many professions, advancing your career is complex and can take years or even decades. In nursing, though, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement thanks to on-the-job training and accelerated education programs to help you get your advanced nursing degree as fast as possible.

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The industry encourages nurses to seek more training and education to advance their careers. In only a few years out of nursing school, you can be working in your specialty full-time and earning a six-figure salary.

There are plenty more reasons you should consider nursing school, but those are some of the big takeaways. If you want a career that pays well, offers rewarding work, and opportunities for advancement, consider joining the nursing profession.

 

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