Careers and Employment

Registered nurses are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians’ office, clinics, and community agencies.

Employment opportunities for RNs are expected to rise faster than the average for other occupations in response to the health needs of a growing and aging population.

Beginning salaries in the nursing field range from $30,000 to $45,000 per year.  Those in the upper tier of the nursing profession can potentially earn upwards of $60,000.