6 Rewarding Specialties
Nursing is one of the most in demand professions in America. There is a projected need for 1,001,000 Registered Nurses and 309,000 LPNs / LVNs ending in the year 2016. The nursing shortage gives potential nurses leverage when deciding the location of the hospital they want to work. The shortage also means there is a greater chance you will be hired (assuming you pass the NCLEX); thus, providing a great return on invested capital.
Most registered nurses choose to follow a career path focused on a specific nursing specialty that fits their personality and intellectual interests. Some specialties involve being certified by a professional board or association which will often increase a nurse’s wages and long-term promotion potential.
Not sure where your niche lies? Take one of these short interactive quizzes to see what nurse specialty is the right fit for you.