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Registered Nurse—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Registered nurses (RNs) help individuals, families, and groups to improve and maintain health and to prevent disease. They care for the sick and injured in hospitals and other health care facilities, physicians' offices, private homes, public health agencies, schools, camps, and industry. Some registered nurses are employed in private practice. RNs hold more than 2.7 million jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Outgoing

Scientific

Career Ladder
Nurse Manager or Professor

Advanced Practice Nurse

Registered Nurse

Nurse Assistant

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