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Acute Care Nurses In Demand

General Information

Description

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit55.76%
  2. Private, not for profit31.09%
  3. State and local government8.95%
  4. Federal government2.61%
  5. Self-employed1.55%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Health Science

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$81,220

State-by-state Salary

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$132,660
$35,280
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 50%
  • Bachelor's degree 39%
  • Master's degree 7%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • Therapy and Counseling

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