Average Salary: $66,640
What They Do
Nurses provide care to ill, injured, disabled or convalescent patients. They work in all areas of health care, from hospitals and doctors’ offices to schools, insurance companies and nursing homes.
Why It’s Hot
With a projected growth rate of 16 percent through 2024, this one of the hottest careers fields out there.
What You’ll Need
Associate degree or diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses must be licensed, and a bachelor’s degree is usually required for administrative jobs, research, consulting and teaching.
Companies Currently Hiring
Aetna | Chenega Corporation | HCA, Hospital Corporation America | The Geo Group | Travelers