Nurse specialist doctor gets ‘unprecedented’ job title From a hospital to the hospital: This nurse specialist could become the next face of the medical field
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Nurse specialists have long been a staple of medical jobs in the United States, and they’re increasingly finding themselves in more and more positions in the U.S. with high paychecks.
A new report from The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates highlights some of the new nurse specialty jobs, which can net as much as $100,000 a year.
A recent survey by the American Nurses Association showed that nursing assistants have earned a median of $56,958 a year since 2010, while physician assistants earned $71,638 a year, and other specialties earned $77,841.
And that’s just in the past six years.
This new specialty has been gaining traction as the U, as a whole, has seen its median income rise by 1 percent, according to The Atlantic.
The American Nursers Association, the nation’s largest medical professional organization, is a member of the AMA, which means it receives the bulk of its funding from the American Medical Association.
The group also advocates for more access to high-paying jobs.
“We believe in the value of the nurse, and the value that nurses bring to the field,” the organization’s president, Dr. Robert Wiblin, told The Atlantic in a statement.
“It’s not enough for someone to be a nurse and not have a medical degree.
And it’s not the end of the world if you don’t have a doctorate.”
It’s also important to note that while the number of nurses employed in the field has risen, that doesn’t mean that the number who have jobs in these fields has been increasing.
The number of RNs has actually dropped from 5.6 percent in 2000 to 4.7 percent in 2010, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and that number has only grown since.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has noted that “the labor market for all other occupations remains strong, and unemployment remains low.”
That said, there are still a number of places for nurse specialists to earn their salaries, and it’s still possible to earn a good wage while working in a specialty.
For example, in the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the top journals for medical news, a nurse was named one of its 2016 top 10 scientists, with a median annual salary of $79,000.
The top-earning RNs earned an average of $77.20 an hour, while the other five received an average salary of just under $80,000 annually.
But, in addition to being highly skilled, nurses are also highly motivated.
“Nurses want to help others and are committed to doing their part in caring for people,” the American Association of Nurse Practitioners stated in a 2015 report.
“They often perform as early as possible to help patients with a chronic or severe illness and may provide additional care and supportive services.”
It also noted that RNs are likely to work in areas where the health care system is underfunded.
“Many nurses are in remote locations, or are in areas that have few resources or have few patients, making them especially motivated to be effective in their communities,” the association noted.
As a nurse specialist, you’ll work in a field that includes primary care, emergency medicine, trauma care, pediatrics, mental health, pediatric surgical, and geriatric medicine.
You’ll also have to navigate a wide range of organizations in order to become certified, which is a key requirement for working as a nurse in the specialty.
Nurse specialists have long been a staple of medical jobs in the United States, and they’re increasingly finding themselves in…