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From what I can see, a nurse’s job is a very rewarding job. I came across another perspective Why Do You Want To Be A Nurse at differentmedicalcareers.com
By performing your responsibilities as a nurse, you directly make an impact on another person’s life. If you are a person who naturally loves interacting and revolving around people, this is one career which you may find very interesting.
The job of a nurse can be physically and emotionally draining, but what job isn’t? For the right kind of person, though, it can also be the best job.
The nursing profession is one of the most respected jobs in the world. Alongside physicians, their job is to heal people. It is often said that doctors cure, while nurses do the caring for the sick.
You will never find yourself without a job as a nurse. Even if you ultimately tire of working in hospitals and alternative non clinical settings, a nurse has job opportunities in offices, schools, factories and many unusual places.
Nurses working in the Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation industry are some of the highest-paid nurses in the country. A nurse can even work from home as writer, medical billing encoder, teacher, insurance agent, medical transcriptionist and nurse consultant.
Nurses enjoy high pay. According to the BLS, the median for nurses in May 2013 was $66,220 per year ($31.84 per hour). Those in the industry of Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation make around $87,000 a year.
If you have an inclination toward a particular area in healthcare, you can become a specialized nurse in that field.
The demands in some fields are higher, and the pay increases with demand. Certified nurse midwives work with obstetricians; they even see their own patients and provide routine care for expectant mothers.
Critical care nurses work in ICUs; gerontological nurses treat the elderly; health policy nurses study laws and regulations affecting the profession.
Many of these specialty areas entail additional years of schooling, but a lot, too, only require specified hours and certification. It's also possible to go from a CNA to RN in less than 3 years. See: 5 Reasons To Go From CNA To RN
The same holds true if you are an emergency medical technician. To go from an EMT to an RN is less than a few years as well.
The nursing career has grown not only in number, pay, and the usual statistics.
Nurses are not the traditional white-uniformed professionals with cap anymore; they have now branched to every aspect of the healthcare profession.
Nursing does sound like a good career, and I think I'll look into it more.