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Staff Nurse (RN)
A top 5 pick
Staff Nurse (RN)
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Talk about a guaranteed job: The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for nurses to be way above average for all occupations through 2014. You can specialize in a variety of areas and work in settings frommajor hospitals to patients' homes. If you've got management experience, you can move into administration.
Median Pay: $59,800
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than:
$49,500 $49,700
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than:
$68,400 $68,500
10-year Job Growth: 29% 
Growth in Jobs 702,565
Total openings 1,203,429
Career Description
Evaluates, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for an assigned patient population. Assists physician during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patient and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
Education/Experience
Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse.
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