• Careers and Employment Outlook

    Registered nurses (RNs) constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.6 million jobs. With over 100,000 vacant positions and an ever-growing need for healthcare workers, the career outlook is excellent for the nursing field. To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Statistics on Registered Nurses.

    Nurses work to restore health and wellness, prevent diseases, and help patients and families cope with illness. They are a critical resource in patient care because they consider the emotional and mental, as well as the physical, needs of patients. Nurses perform both lifesaving and routine duties, all of which are extremely challenging and rewarding. There is currently a shortage of nursing professionals, which means that this career offers lots of opportunities for those entering the field. Individuals will find many career paths, all with different education, training, and certification requirements.http://www.texashotjobs.org/d12.aspx

    Salary: $42,302 - $64,613

    Hourly: $25- $35