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There is a serious nursing shortage across the nation and graduates from nursing education programs are in high demand.
There are a number of nursing education levels to consider; a Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) can be earned in about a year. This can put you in the workforce in a relatively short period of time.
Most LPNs provide basic bedside care. They take vital signs, apply dressings, give alcohol rubs and massages, apply ice packs and hot water bottles, and monitor catheters. LPNs observe patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. They collect samples for testing, perform routine lab tests, feed patients, and record food and fluid intake and output. They help patients with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. They help keep patients comfortable and care for their emotional needs. The median salary for LPNs is $40,380.
The next level of nursing education is a Registered Nurse (RN). There are three different education paths to consider; an Associate Degree (2 year program), a Diploma (2-3 year program), or a Bachelor of Science (4 year program).
RNs work to promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities. RNs develop and manage nursing care plans and instruct patients and their families in proper care. In addition, they observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions and progress in patients, assist physicians, and administer medications. The median salary for RNs is $64,690.
You can take your nursing education to the level you choose. There are many kinds of careers in nursing you can specialize in. For every kind of doctor there is an equivalent specialization for nurses.
Cyber Security Specialist
Security doesn't just take place at the airport or when you attend a public event. Security is a growing concern in the world of technology, particularly as more businesses conduct trade through the internet.
Students interested in cyber security will learn how to inhibit and detect malicious hacker and virus attacks, defeat hacking, and recover from technology disasters.
Other responsibilities include planning and coordinating the security components of eCommerce programs and data collection for use in the prosecution of cyber crimes.
Most positions require at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, math, physics or another engineering-related discipline.
Clinical Laboratory Technologist
Clinical laboratory technologists perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests.
Technologists microscopically examine blood and other body fluids. They make cultures of body fluid and tissue samples to determine the presence of bacteria, fungi, parasites, or other microorganisms.
They analyze samples for chemical content or a chemical reaction and determine concentrations of compounds such as blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Clinical laboratory technologists evaluate test results, develop and modify procedures, and establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of tests.
A bachelor's degree in medical technology or in one of the life sciences is required for an entry-level position. Degree programs in medical technology include courses in chemistry, biology, microbiology, mathematics, and statistics, as well as specialized courses devoted to the knowledge and skills used in the laboratory. Many programs also offer or require courses in management, business, and computer applications.
Salaries for positions in this field range from $36,180 to $74,680.