RN work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in correctional facilities, schools, or serve in the military.
Money money money
- The median annual wage for registered nurses was $65,470 in May 2012
Out look of being a RN
- projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives.
- Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of registered nurses with similar occupations.