Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.
In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re exploring what it means to be a registered nurse. Registered nurses, also known as RNs, support doctors and care for patients, giving them information about various health conditions.
Required Education: A Bachelor’s Degree
Although pay varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), registered nurses can make $75,330 per year on average.
What Registered Nurses Do:
Registered nurses deal with a variety of responsibilities, including:
- Onboarding patients for appointments or surgery
- Conducting physical examinations and diagnostic tests
- Notating patient health history
- Giving patients information regarding treatment plans
- Administering medication
- Managing nurses and nurse assistants
What Companies Look for in Registered Nurses:
Every position is different, but many hospitals and treatment centers need the following skills and attributes:
- Best-in-class organizational skills
- Sympathy and a caring attitude
- Communication skills
- Stamina and physical strength
Are you a registered nurse? What else should people know about your job? Let us know in the comments section below!
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