Oncological Nurses

Oncological nurses specialize in the treatment and care of cancer patients. While many oncological nurses care directly for cancer patients, some may be involved in patient or community education, cancer prevention, or cancer research. They may work in specific areas of cancer nursing, such as pediatrics, cancer rehabilitation, chemotherapy, biotherapy, hospice, pain management, and others.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Treat and care for cancer patients; educate the public about cancer and cancer prevention
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in major metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Prior experience as a registered nurse
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Director of Nursing-Oncology
  • Nurse Manager-Oncology
  • Oncology Registered Nurse
  • Part-Time Clinical Nurse-Oncology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant-Medical/Oncology

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