According to NPR news and statistics projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s no time like the next decade to become a nurse.
The benefits of choosing a career in nursing include:
- Median wage for RN’s: $62,450
- A sense of job security due to high demand
- Entry level degree earned in just three years
- Flexible work hours
The benefits are weighed against the fact that nursing is a difficult job, mentally and physically. Although nursing is a job that can afford a steady paycheck, ironically, most nurses seem to agree that it’s not a job that you do ‘for the money.’