Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
Entry Level: $26.65/hr
Growth for Registered Nurses
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Registered Nurses
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||5,953||57.1%||32.8%
|Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service||850||8.2%||5.0%
|Home Health Care Services||779||7.5%||14.1%
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||739||7.1%||9.7%
|Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)||730||7.0%||7.9%
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
- Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.
- Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
- Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.