Hi Ryan! Great to see your interest in the healthcare field - it is often repeated that ultimately all we have is our health and wellness, so you are thinking about a valuable field of work to society.
There are a few different aspects of Nursing and Certified Nursing, and from a pay point of view, there are differences. Here are 3 varieties of Nursing each, linking to Salary and the top 5 cities in the US.
- Nurse Practicioner: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/nurse-practitioner/salary
- Registered Nurse: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/registered-nurse/salary
- Licensed Practical Nurse and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN): https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurse/salary
By the way, don't forget to factor in cost of living when thinking about how far a dollar goes! $10 in Indiana or North Carolina goes a lot farther than most places in California as an example.
Brian recommends the following next steps:
- For more information on many top opportunities in the medical and health care industry, I encourage you to check out more of the write up's on the US News and World Report website: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-health-care-support-jobs and https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-healthcare-jobs