Pros of Being a Nurse

A nursing career is looked at as one of the most rewarding careers in the healthcare industry. However, like all other professions, nursing also has pros and cons. Not every job is as glamorous as it seems, and furthermore, are all jobs even worth the money they pay? There is only one way to find out. More than anything else, before deciding that a particular career is right for you, it's important that you have a passion for what the job is all about. Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of being a nurse:

1. Great Pay - Perhaps one of the first things people think about before becoming a nurse is the pay involved. Depending on where you live, your pay may vary. There are also different types of nurses including LPNs and RNs. Each of these positions pay different amounts and all include a different level of responsibility.

2. Job Security - You'll probably never hear of nurses losing their jobs or getting laid off due to the economy. There is actually a shortage of nurses across the United States, making it one of the most in-demand careers in the healthcare industry (as a result, you almost don't need a nursing resume).

3. Different Opportunities Available - Don't like being a certified nurses assistant? Then all you have to do is continue your education and work toward obtaining your LPN or RN license. When people think of "nurse" they usually think of a hospital. You can work in a doctor's office around nothing but children and babies if you choose, or you can work part time in a hospital. If you're not satisfied with one specialty, move on to another until you find what suits you the best.


Gail Esparan