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Highest Paying Nursing Jobs

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
Camp Nurse
Cardiac Care Nurse
Case Manager
Certified Nursing Assistant
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Community Health Nurse
Correctional Nurse
Critical Care Nurse
Dermatology Nurse
Developmental Disabilities Nurse
Diabetes Management Nurse
Emergency Nurse
Flight Nurse
Forensic Nurse
Genetics Nurse
Geriatric Nurse
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Gynecology/Obstetric Nurse
Hematology Nurse
Holistic Nurse
Home Health Care Nurse
Hospice/Palliative Nurse
Infection Control Nurse
Informatics Nurse
Infusion Nurse
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Lactation Consultant
Legal Nurse Consultant
Licensed Practical Nurse
Long-Term Care Nurse
Managed Care Nurse
Medical-Surgical Nurse
Military Nurse
Neonatal Nurse
Nephrology Nurse
Neuroscience Nurse
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Attorney
Nurse Educator
Nurse Entrepreneur
Nurse Midwife
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Researcher
Occupational Health Nurse
Oncology Nurse
Ophthalmic Nurse
Orthopaedic Nurse
Otorhinolaryngology (Head and Neck) Nurse
Pain Management Nurse
Parish Nurse
Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse
PeriAnesthesia Nurse
Perinatal Nurse

Perioperative Nurse
Plastic Surgery Nurse
Poison Information Specialist
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse
Pulmonary Care Nurse
Radiology Nurse
Rehabilitation Nurse
Reproductive Nurse
School Nurse
Sports Medicine Specialist
Sub-acute Nurse
Substance Abuse Nurse
Supplemental Nurse
Surgical Nurse
Telemetry Nurse
Telephone Triage Nurse
Toxicology Nurse

Transplant Nurse
Trauma Nurse
Travel 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.

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