Nursing is by one of the most stable and rewarding of all medical careers. Good nurses are always in high demand, and according to most salary websites make a salary range from $45,000–$85,000 per year on average. The training is hard, but when you’re done you will have a career that will be in demand anywhere in the country. Male nurses are the fastest growing segment in this field and the image of nursing as a women’s’ only field will change dramatically in the near future. Nursing is not for the weak or timid. Dedication is a must.

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More About Nursing (RN/BSN)

RNs specializing in treatment of a particular organ or body system usually are employed in specialty physicians’ offices or outpatient care facilities, although some are employed in hospital specialty or critical care units. For example,

  Cardiac And Vascular Nurses

Treat patients with coronary heart disease and those who have had heart surgery, providing services such as postoperative rehabilitation.

  Dermatology Nurses

Treat patients with disorders of the skin, such as skin cancer and psoriasis.

  Gastroenterology Nurses

Treat patients with digestive and intestinal disorders, including ulcers, acid reflux disease, and abdominal bleeding. Some nurses in this field also specialize in endoscopic procedures, which look inside the gastrointestinal tract using a tube equipped with a light and a camera that can capture images of diseased tissue.

  Gynecology Nurses

Provide care to women with disorders of the reproductive system, including endometriosis, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.

  Nephrology Nurses

Care for patients with kidney disease caused by diabetes, hypertension, or substance abuse.

  Neuroscience Nurses

Care for patients with dysfunctions of the nervous system, including brain and spinal cord injuries and seizures.

  Ophthalmic Nurses

Provide care to patients with disorders of the eyes, including blindness and glaucoma, and to patients undergoing eye surgery.

  Orthopedic Nurses

Care for patients with muscular and skeletal problems, including arthritis, bone fractures, and muscular dystrophy.

  Otorhinolaryngology Nurses

Care for patients with ear, nose, and throat disorders, such as cleft palates, allergies, and sinus disorders.

  Respiratory Nurses

Provide care to patients with respiratory disorders such as asthma, tuberculosis, and cystic fibrosis.