Choosing to return to school to make a career change is no small decision. It’s important to be sure that you’re making the right move. At Utica College, we’re confident that nursing is a smart career path, and we love helping students journey through our Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program.
Here are just 4 of many reasons to switch your career to nursing:
1. Job Stability: The need for nurses is expected to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 26 percent between 2010 and 2020. That’s faster than the average outlook for all occupations!
2. Career Diversity and Growth: Holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing gives you the opportunity to work in many specialties and settings. From bedside nursing to administrative roles, nurses have the ability to do many things with their degree. This provides career flexibility and many opportunities for growth.
3. Salary and Benefits: According to Salary.com, the average pay for a registered nurse in the United States is approximately $66,000, not including bonuses and benefits. That makes a nursing degree a very secure investment.
4. Impact on Patients’ Lives: Nursing gives you the chance to earn a living while making a difference. The countless lives a nurse touches makes the career a rewarding one. Nurses share some of life’s hardest and happiest moments with their patients and are often remembered fondly by those they have treated.
Does nursing sound like a career you’d enjoy? Utica College can help you start working as a nurse in just 16 months. Schedule an appointment to get started by calling 866.892.6747.