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What types of jobs are available for someone with a nursing degree?

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Some jobs available for a person who holds a nursing degree are certified dialysis nurse, certified legal nurse consultant, certified nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, nurse case manager, nurse educator, nurse practitioner, nurse researcher, nursing informatics analyst and pediatric endocrinology nurse. These nursing career specialties are listed on the 10 Best Nursing Careers list compiled by The Best Schools, a leading online education and career resource website, based on criteria such as salary, employee outlook, job satisfaction and flexibility.

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Other jobs available for nurses are health technologist, nursing assistant, registered nurse, home health aide, licensed practical nurse, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, social and human service assistant, diagnostic technician, clinical laboratory technician, dental assistant, health services manager, emergency medical technician, radiologic technologist, dental hygienist, respiratory therapist, phlebotomist, surgical technologist, veterinary technologist, physician assistant, occupational health and safety specialist, psychiatric aide, physical therapy assistant, laboratory animals caretaker, dispensing optician, orderly, cardiovascular technologist, community health worker and magnetic resonance imaging technologist.

A person with a nursing degree might even consider other non-clinical nursing jobs like medical writer, patient advocate, nursing administrator, insurance agent, pharmaceutical sales representative, medical device salesperson and healthcare recruiter. Nurses are in demand for many non-clinical nursing positions like these, according to Jacksonville University.

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