Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
Common job titles of Registered Nurses include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
66.1% said they needed a Associate's Degree.
23.25% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
Observe nurses and visit patients to ensure proper nursing care.
Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit's staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals.
Inform physician of patient's condition during anesthesia.
Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.
Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.
Conduct specified laboratory tests.
Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.
Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
Hand items to surgeons during operations.
Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.
Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.
Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.
Engage in research activities related to nursing.
Provide or arrange for training or instruction of auxiliary personnel or students.
Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
Ventricular assist devices VAD
Venous Oxygen Saturation SVO2 monitors
Vacuum extractorsAll Tools
Urine analysis equipment
Urinalysis test strips
Upper extremity prosthetic devices
Tuberculosis TB skin test equipment
Triple lumen catheters
Transport cardiac monitors
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment
Tracheal suctioning equipment
Titmus vision screeners
T-pieces with aerosol
Suture removal kits
Subcutaneous hypodermic needles
Snellen eye charts
Skin traction equipment
Single lumen catheters
Sequential compression devices
Russell’s traction equipment
Pulmonary artery catheters
Pocket personal computers PC
Peripheral intravenous IV locks
Pelvic traction equipment
Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps
Oxygen administration equipment
Overhead clinical trapezes
Oral suctioning equipment
One-way valve protective shields
Nasal suctioning equipment
Medical tuning forks
Mechanical lift devices
Manually operated oxygen supply resuscitators
Manual resuscitation bags
Manual blood pressure monitors
Lower extremity prosthetic devices
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure LEEP equipment
Intravenous syringe pumps
Intravenous IV tubing
Intravenous IV equipment
Intracranial pressure monitors
Intra-aortic balloon pumps IABP
Intermittent enteral feeding equipment
Infusion pump enteral feeding tubes
Infusion control devices
Infant security sensors
Heelstick blood sampling equipment
Glucose testing equipment
Gastrointestinal GI endoscopes
Fetal scalp electrodes
Evacuated blood collection tubes
Endotracheal ET tubes
Electronic blood pressure monitors
Electrocardiography EKG units
Double lumen catheters
Doppler pulse measurement devices
Continuous positive airway pressure CPAP ventilators
Continuous passive motion CPM machines
Continuous enteral feeding equipment
Computerized electrocardiography EKG and hemodynamic monitoring systems
Chemotherapy spill kits
Cervical traction equipment
Cardiac monitor electrodes
Capillary glucose monitors
Bucks traction equipment
Blood warming equipment
Blood collection needles
Bladder irrigation equipment
Binocular light compound microscopes
Bilevel positive airway pressure BiPAP ventilators
Balanced suspension traction equipment
Automated medicine dispensing equipment
Arterial line catheters
Arterial blood gas testing equipment
Aqua K pads
Anti-embolism elastic stockings
Data entry software
Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
Medical condition coding software
Microsoft SharePointAll Technologies
Allscripts Misys Healthcare Systems
Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager
Diagnostic and procedural coding software
Drug guide software
Electronic medical record EMR software
Human resource management software HRMS
Kronos Workforce Timekeeper
Medical procedure coding software
Per-Se Technologies ORSOS One-Call
Prognosis Innovation Healthcare ChartAccess
QuadraMed Affinity Healthcare Information System
Siemens SIENET Sky
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Teaching others how to do something.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Recognition
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Medicine and Dentistry
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Therapy and Counseling
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.