With all of the different medical industries out there it can be hard to pick which school to go to, and which nursing specialization to focus on, here is a list of some of the top paying nursing occupations and there recorded salaries for 2009.
1) Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – $135,000- work with other anesthesiologists and assist them with different duties in the OR
2) Nurse Researcher – $95,000 – Take the science angle to new heights.
3) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – $95,000 – Working in the mental health realm is fun, exciting and an opportunity to work ‘outside the box”.
4) Certified Nurse Midwife – $84,000 – Opportunity to be in charge and help women bring their newborn precious children into the world.
5) Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse – $81,000 – Any opportunity to work with children is rewarding.
6) Orthopaedic Nurse – $81,000 – Bone specialty.
7) Nurse Practitioner – $78,000 – This is as close as you are going to get to becoming your own boss, or a doctor without going to medical school.
8 ) Clinical Nurse Specialist – $76,000 – Working in different medical clinic specialty offices and focusing in on one area of medicine.
9) Gerontological Nurse Practitioner – $75,000 – Again, as a nurse practitioner, you have the opportunity to help patients as a leading physician, within limitations of course.
10) Neonatal Nurse – $74,000 – A very popular, and demanding choice, working with newborn infants who are premature, or need assistance growing, or need extra TLC during their first days after being born.
Money should not be your top reason for choosing specific career, or specialization if you do not see something that gets your heart pumping, and you just know you are suppose to be in nursing then we suggest that you check out some of these other nursing occupations as well.
Advanced Practice Nurse
Ambulatory Care Nurse
Cardiac Care Nurse
Certified Nursing Assistant
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Community Health Nurse
Critical Care Nurse
Developmental Disabilities Nurse
Diabetes Management Nurse
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Home Health Care Nurse
Infection Control Nurse
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Legal Nurse Consultant
Licensed Practical Nurse
Long-Term Care Nurse
Managed Care Nurse
Occupational Health Nurse
Otorhinolaryngology (Head and Neck) Nurse
Pain Management Nurse
Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Plastic Surgery Nurse
Poison Information Specialist
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Pulmonary Care Nurse
Sports Medicine Specialist
Substance Abuse Nurse
Telephone Triage Nurse
Wound and Ostomy Nurse
No matter what your choice may be, there are literally hundreds of different options when getting into the medical industry and with nursing, there are several different areas where you can spread your wings and grow and help thousands of patients daily.