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7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs

7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs

Megan Malugani | Monster Contributing Writer

Nurse Anesthetist

Median Salary: $146,349
Typical Requirements: Master’s degree plus certification

The highest paid of all nursing specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) also require the most education and training. In addition to a four-year nursing or science degree, CRNAs must be licensed RNs with at least a year of experience in an acute-care setting. Then it’s another two-plus years in an anesthesia education program before passing the certification exam. According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the nation’s 39,000 CRNAs administer 30 million anesthetics to patients annually. And they practice everywhere anesthesia is administered, such as surgical suites, dentist offices and plastic surgery centers. Chief nurse anesthetists, who are also responsible for managing, scheduling and training staff anesthetists, earn an additional $10,000 to $20,000 annually.

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    mikeh81

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Again this depends on which State you are working, because that's about what nurses makes in New York and California

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    jldelaney

    over 2 years ago

    12 comments

    LMAO! I've been a charge nurse on an Oncology unit for 3 years and only grossed $45,000 this year. NOT accurate!

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    alphamale

    over 4 years ago

    82 comments

    Best job in nursing.

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