You may have heard the saying that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. If accounting isn’t exactly your calling, then nursing is a fantastic option to ensure job security. Besides getting to help save lives, it may be easy to overlook the advantages of nursing and instead focus on the possibility of someone vomiting on your shoes.
Here’s a little list of advantages to help you forget about someone coughing all over you:
- Job Security: While businesses fluctuate, the healthcare system remains relatively stable with a projected 580,000 new nursing jobs created by 2018. Instead of worrying about whether or not the economy will have an impact on your job, you can rest easy knowing that there’s always a need for nurses. That undying need also means you’ll be able to enjoy a lot of flexibility: anywhere, anytime there will be a need for healthcare; which means you’ll be able to find a job, whether inpatient, outpatient, or otherwise, that suits your schedule.
- Competitive: Its common knowledge that doctors make a great salary, but did you know nurses do, as well? Especially in states with a higher population, nurses with or without specialty can have a competitive salary upwards of $70,000. In addition to competitive pay, there is also a new chance to learn. Since science is changing every day, there is a daily opportunity to experience something new.
- Respected: Since 1999, nurses have been ranked as the most trusted profession in the United States every year except 2001 (when firefighters ranked first). That says a lot about the unique respect nurses receive, as well as the bond they develop with their patients. While they may seem like the unspoken heroes in the healthcare field, nurses are put on a more personal level with patients than the doctors are.
Instead of focusing on the negatives of nursing, reviewing the benefits can cast a golden glow. There aren’t many fields that can guarantee both a constant job and a rewarding bond: nursing is one of those few that can offer both, in addition to competitive pay and consistent learning. What are you waiting for? Become a healthcare hero today!