7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs
Megan Malugani | Monster Contributing Writer
Nursing may be a labor of love, but it is also a profession in which some additional education and training can go a long way toward taking your job title — and salary — to the next level.
Here are seven top-paying jobs in the profession, covering a range of positions and requiring various degrees and certifications, with salary data from the Salary Wizard:
Head of Nursing
Median Salary: $178,884
Typical Requirements: Master’s degree in area of specialty and at least 15 years of experience
Combining strong nursing experience with the overall planning, personnel oversight and policy-making duties of a top executive, one of nursing’s top big-picture positions is also one that brings home the biggest bucks. While the position leans strongly toward the executive end (most hospitals require a master’s degree in nursing and many are hoping for an MBA as well), hands-on nursing experience is also important for conveying the nursing staff’s needs to top management. The head of nursing — also called chief nursing officer or chief nursing executive — reflects the senior nurse management position in an organization.