Occupational Health Nurses

Occupational Health Nurse Listens to Breathing Pattern

Occupational health nurses are registered nurses who care for people in the workplace. Although they treat illnesses, injuries, and health problems, they are also involved with safety and health issues and prevention programs. An occupational health nurse may be an employee of a business, institution, or corporation or may be self-employed on a contract or freelance basis. Some nurses may be a part of a team or company that provides occupational health services on a retainer or contract basis. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Conducts comprehensive health and injury assessments; interpret the results of clinical tests and initiates appropriate interventions; counsels clients on how to reduce health and safety risks; maintains an accurate, comprehensive record-keeping system
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Experience as registered nurse
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Social
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Nurse Educator in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety Nurse
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician

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