Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation. There is a huge demand for registered nurses because of many factors, including the aging population, who will need care over the next 30 years. Nurses starting salary is approximately $45,000 but can vary widely depending on the area you live in and where you work, such as in hospitals (e.g. critical care, emergency, and operating room), outpatient clinics or doctors’ offices, schools or nursing homes.
Overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment setting.
Nurses should be caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. They must be able to direct or supervise others, correctly assess patients’ conditions, and determine when consultation is required. They need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses