Due to growing demand, the healthcare job market is rapidly expanding. A career in nursing gives you the opportunity to combine personal compassion with professional skill. It’s also a career with great earning potential and job security.
According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, Nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2022. The Nursing workforce is expected to grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 526,800 or more.
If you are looking to explore your nursing career, or are interested in an expanded role within the nursing field, consider one of these specialties mentioned below:
Clinical Nurse Leader: Advanced generalist registered nurses bring a high level of clinical competence and knowledge to the point of care.
Perinatal Nurse: Perinatal nurses work in clinics, hospitals, and even home care agencies.
Critical Care Nurse: The Nurses practice in hospitals, but will be trained to work anywhere patients require complex assessment and therapies, high-intensity interventions and support.
Nurse Practitioner (NP) : Nurse practitioners specialize in a population (e.g., family, adult-gerontology, pediatric, and psychiatric mental health).
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) : These professionals provide direct patient care and influence outcomes by providing expert consultation and implementing systemic quality improvement programs.
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM): Nurse midwives work in structured clinical settings such as hospitals, but also in the community promoting women’s and family health.
Nurse Executive: Nurse executives are senior-level leaders who shape the clinical practice in their organizations by defining a strategic vision and influencing movement toward that vision by all stakeholders.
Nursing Educator: Nursing educators teach in formal academic settings with students preparing to become nurses or with professional nurses who are getting advanced degrees. They also can work in hospitals and other health care agencies where they focus on professional development and continuing competency of nurses
Clinical Trial Nurses : Clinical trials are large research studies, sometimes multi-site, that seek to determine the safety and efficacy of health treatments and strategies such as drugs, devices, or protocols.