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According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), nursing is the largest profession in health care, with the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) projecting almost 2.99 million registered nursing positions in 2020. According to the BLS, the field is expected to grow by 7% through 2029, generating more than 220,000 jobs with chances in more than 100 specializations ranging from school or camp nurse to cardiac care. 

With so many possibilities, novice and experienced nurses may be unsure which specialty is best for them. To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of 5 different sorts of nursing employers, along with income, growth potential, and required degrees. 

1. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) 

Income: $153, 780 median 

Growth Potential: +16% 

Education Qualification: Master’s degree (MSN), Registered Nurse License (RN), and One Year in Acute Care Setting 

A CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) is a highly trained nurse who assists with anesthesia during procedures. Because of the great demand for CRNAs in surgical settings and the extensive training they get, CRNAs are among the highest-paid nurse specializations in the medical industry. You must complete a graduate level program to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist. 

2. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 

Income: $100,910 median  

Growth Potential: +16% 


Education Qualification: Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) and Registered Nursing License (RN) 

A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is a nurse practitioner who specializes in providing primary health care to people of all ages. A family nurse practitioner’s typical responsibilities include diagnosing and treating illnesses, performing physical exams, performing diagnostic testing, and prescribing medications. 

3. Travel Nurse 

Income: Varies by Contract/Location 

Growth Potential: +19% 

Education Qualification: Associates Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree, and Registered Nurse License (RN) 

Travel nurses are unique in that they can move from one area to the next based on their contract and contact with patients from all over the country. Travel nurses are paid hourly and receive a housing stipend in addition to their hourly pay. Travel nurses benefit from the joy of working and learning in different places, as well as the opportunity to enrich their professional and personal experiences. 

4. Nurse Manager 

Income: $80,707 median 

Growth Potential: 19% 

Education Qualification: Associates Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree, and Registered Nurse License (RN) 

A nurse manager’s job description is that of a clinical supervisor. Many nurse managers take on administrative responsibilities, such as recruiting nurses, organizing schedules, and making budget and management choices. 

5. Nursing Administrator 

Income: $96,540 median 

Growth Potential: +20% 

Education Qualification: Bachelor of Science Degree and Registered Nurse License (RN) 

A nursing administrator works in a similar capacity to a nurse manager but on a much bigger scale. One of the most important responsibilities of a nursing administrator is to supervise complete nursing teams. The seamless and effective operation of the unit is dependent on the nursing administrator’s administration. 


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