- Make about $45,630 to $96,320+ annually
- Hospitals: $70,590
- Physicians' offices: $62,850
- In home health care services: $66,910
- Nursing care facilities: $62,010
- Work in facilities that are clean and well lighted and where the temperature is controlled
- Some work in rundown inner-city hospitals in less-than-ideal conditions
- Many work eight-hour shifts
- In hospitals: 7:00 A.M. to 3:00P.M. ; 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. ; or 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
- Some work 10- to 12-hour shifts
- 20 percent work part time.
Increasingly, administrative and supervisory positions in the nursing field go to nurses who have earned at least the bachelor of science degree in nursing. Nurses with many years of experience who are graduates of a diploma program may achieve supervisory positions, but requirements for such promotions have become more difficult in recent years and in many cases require at least the B.S.N. degree.