Occupational Health Nurses

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. There are approximately 78,00 occupational health nurses in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Social
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required