Career Outlook

Not only does nursing offer great job security, but it also provides strong salary potential and room to grow.

RNs have the unique ability to work in a variety of environments and specializations. From bedside care to administrative work to home care and travel nursing, RNs aren’t limited to traditional hospital roles. Find out more about the career opportunities available to you as an RN.

Highest-paying nursing jobs


The field of nursing offers a seemingly countless variety of specialties and work settings. Whether you want to become a legal nurse consultant in an office setting or get right into the action of a hospital trauma unit, there is an incredible variety of options available. Those with a love for children may choose to work as a school nurse or at a children’s hospital. Someone with experience and care for the elderly may choose to focus on geriatric nursing. Others choose to travel around the country or even the globe, exploring new cultures while enjoying a rewarding career in care. According to, some of the highest-paying nursing jobs are:

  • Certified RN Anesthetist
  • General Nurse Practitioner
  • Informatics Nurse
  • Pain Management Nurse
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nursing Educator
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Health Policy Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse